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Spectacular video compresses 100 hours of Icelandic nature into 3 stunning minutes

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  • Iceland in Winter The light in the winter adds an extra layer of magic to photographs and videos. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

  • Iceland in Winter The light in the winter adds an extra layer of magic to photographs and videos. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

  • Iceland in Winter The light in the winter adds an extra layer of magic to photographs and videos. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

  • Iceland in Winter The light in the winter adds an extra layer of magic to photographs and videos. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

  • Iceland in Winter The light in the winter adds an extra layer of magic to photographs and videos. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

  • Iceland in Winter The light in the winter adds an extra layer of magic to photographs and videos. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

  • Iceland in Winter The light in the winter adds an extra layer of magic to photographs and videos. Photo/Screenshot from video, see below

In recent years we have seen countless travel videos from Iceland. It's always fun to explore familiar views and landscapes from a new point of view, seeing how others experience things you are intimately familiar with.

But then, once in a while there are videos which really blow you aeay. 

The following timelapse video made by photographer Martin Heck, who visited Iceland recently, is a great example. While we won't go as far as Andrew Liszewski, who writes for Gizmodo, who has announced he won't listen to stories about any more trips to Iceland "unless you come back with footage like this", we agree that this is one of the most beautiful Iceland travel videos we have seen.

How many arduous slideshows of your friends’ trips to Iceland have you had to sit through? Too many, right? After watching this stunning collection of timelapses that Martin Heck captured while briefly touring the country, I’m officially drawing the line and raising the bar when it comes to Icelandic vacation videos I’m willing to endure.

Shooting with a brand new Nikon D850, Heck managed to turn the country into a living renaissance painting, even while the weather was cloudy and overcast. He was also able to capture some spectacular footage of the Aurora Borealis, which could redeem even the most boring of vacation videos—even though this one was far from it.

Watch it and decide for yourself!

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