This Video is a Breathtaking Tour of Iceland’s Unseen Highlands

With millions of tourists visiting Iceland each year in search of its black volcanic landscapes, glacier capped mountains, and gushing waterfalls, it is safe to say a huge portion of these are photographers and film-makers eager to capture a slice of the stunning nation. Whilst most stick to the familiar tourist routes, some endeavor to venture beyond and show a side to Iceland relatively unseen, but of equally inspiring beauty. Henry Jun Wah Lee, of Evosia Studios, does just that with his latest work: ‘Zenith: Chasing Light in the Icelandic Highlands‘.

The film is shot in the Icelandic summer months, famous for their long days and extremely short nights. Low in the sky hangs a midnight sun that sears a golden-orange across the ground for hours on end, a phenomenon that Henry here showcases majestically in every shot. Through the use of timelapse footage and a DJI Inspire 1 RAW drone, Henry sweeps us over snowy peaks, under burning skies, and amongst ranges veined blue by icy rivers. Filmed in glorious 4K, this is one video of Iceland that definitely deserves the extra buffering!

For more of Henry’s work check out his website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.