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Beautiful travel video captures the magic of Iceland in the rain and darkness of winter

By Staff

  • Darkness, rain, wind and snow The winter in Iceland brings with it a special kind of magic. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

In recent years more and more people have been heading to Iceland during late fall and winter. It's gotten to the point that we can hardly talk of an "off season" in Iceland any more! The reason is not only that the Northern Lights are only visible after the summer's midnight sun has set: Iceland in the winter has it's own magical, otherworldly character. 

A beautiful travel video shot by Helsinki based photographer and filmmaker Anders Lönnfeldt captures this dark beauty of Iceland. Lönnfeldt even manages to capture the magical effect the rain has on the view and the landscapes. The rain is of course a crucial feature of Iceland, one which one can rarely escape when travelling in this island of waterfalls and rainbows. Next time you are standing wet in the rain in Reykjavík, you should remember that without the rain there would be no waterfalls!

Anders told Iceland Magazine he visited Iceland with his girlfriend late last winter: 

"Iceland has been on my travel list for a long time, and finally it was time to visit this extraordinary country. We booked a trip together with my girlfriend, and since we wanted to be mobile and flexible we also booked a motorhome. We had travelled with a motorhome once before and we really liked it."

Initially Anders felt the weather had ruined their trip, but quickly changed his mind:

"We were not that lucky with the weather, and ended up driving through a snow storm for several days. But I think the bad weather actually gives the video a nice atmosphere."

Iceland Adventure from Anders Lönnfeldt on Vimeo.


The video was shot along the south coast, Anders and his girlfriend driving from Reykjavik to the towns of Hveragerði and Selfoss, and from there on to Seljandsfoss waterfall and the town of Vík with its black sand beaches, continuing on to Skaftafell visitor center in Vatnajökull National Park, stopping by Laufskálavarða cairns in Skálmarbæjahrhraun. Some of the footage in the video was also shot along the Golden Circle. 

You can check out some of Anders' other work here.

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