The midnight sun in Iceland

As the longest day of the year approached and I found myself in Iceland, I hoped I’d be lucky enough to see the sun hug the horizon for a mere 2 hours before rising back up.
The fairies and trolls must have been listening because I got what I wished for and a whole lot more.
With my tent set up just metres from the incredibly still ocean, nestled between high rising mountains, I lay down with my head poking out just enough to witness this:

Birds danced on the horizon and not a breath of wind could be felt. Occasionally the heat from a natural (boiling) hot water source nearby, which fed straight into the sea, wafted over me and warmed the air. The rising steam added an eerie feel to the night.
I don’t know what time it was that I finally drifted off but I do know that moment will stay with me forever, as will the location of that perfect spot.

 

One comment

  1. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular. Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list.

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