Midnight Sun In The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

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If you love sunsets, then you’ll love Iceland during its Midnight Sun when it is in a quasi permanent state of sunset. The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.

Photographer Joe Capra traveled some 2900 miles around the entire island in his car for 17 days and shot around 38,000 images to create this beautiful time lapse.

During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of “Golden light”. Once the sun had set it wouldn’t even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don’t start to reappear until August.


Motion Control System:
The motion controlled shots in this film were shot using the Stage Zero dolly system made by Dynamic Perception (

Cameras and Lenses:
2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
1 Canon 7D
Various Canon lenses