National Geographic website recently featured an interview with Norwegian photographer Stian Rekdal about his timelapse video of Iceland which captures the northern lights.
The video was made from about 3,500 out of the 40,000 photos Rekdal took during his three-week trip to Iceland in September. Rekdal tells nationalgeographic.com that he and his girlfriend drove 5,500 km (3,400 miles), going back and forth between South and East Iceland several times to make the video.
Rekdal says that the weather posed a major challenge. “The weather was our biggest problem. Wind, rain, and clouds were not part of our plan and we realized after two days that it would be impossible to stick to our itinerary.”
Despite the challenges, Rekdal says he plans to return to Iceland this winter. “The raw, rugged nature of Iceland is something I haven’t seen anywhere else,” he describes.