A stunning video of Norway's dramatic Lofoten islands
Earlier this year, the Los Angeles-based filmmaker Raphael Rogers had the chance to travel to Norway's awesome Lofoten Islands, located well inside the Arctic circle.
Armed with just a DJI Phantom 3 drone, he captured over six hours of real-time 4K footage that proves, if further proof was even needed, just how spectacular the Lofoten Islands really are.
After his trip, he cut down the six hours of footage to create this incredible three-minute film. Come take a trip with Raphael over dramatic peaks, incredible beaches, rocky coastline, waterfalls, sheltered bays, fishing villages and open sea, with his movie Norway: Into the Arctic:
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I asked him for a few words on his experience:
“Lofoten is literally the most beautiful place I've ever been. At each bend in the road we had to stop. Each shot was more beautiful than the last. The reward of climbing hand over hand up a steep mountain face only to be able to capture your death-defying friend standing on the edge of a 1500 foot cliff is something that I'll remember forever.”
“As for the drone, I flew that thing to its limits. The batteries were often too cold to fly, but I launched anyway in order to get the shot. I flew to its max altitude, extending it to be able to fly through clouds and above mountain peaks.”
“At times the drone was over a mile away and signal would cut in and out but the shots captured made it entirely worth it. And for the record, the drone survived every flight in the arctic cold, even through blizzards.”
Photos by Lila Baghzouz and Kristin Gerhart