For a long time, the pristine beauty of Iceland was one of Europe’s best-kept travel secrets. Until travelers who were bored with visiting the same old tourist hot spots started discovering this hidden gem. Over the past few years, tourism has been growing significantly every year. In 2016, the country expects 1.6 million visitors. To put that in perspective: there are only 335,000 inhabitants. It forced the Icelandic government to start making laws in order to not let the influx of visitors affect the pristine landscapes.
Resource Travel was fortunate enough to find ourselves in the midst of this photographer’s dreamland in 2015, and we ended up writing several articles to convince you to follow in our footsteps. Like our feature on chasing light, for example, or our journey along the shoreline.
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If all of our writings didn’t convince you yet to travel to Iceland, this new film surely will. In 5 minutes and 37 seconds, Robert Kovacs‘s “ICELAND” captures everything we loved so much about this country and more.
The Hungarian image maker traveled to Iceland in June and called his trip “much more impressive” than anything he had done before. As he was filming with his Sony A7s and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, Robert found himself particularly fascinated by the country’s “harsh weather conditions” that looked “so beautiful and mystical.” It made him not even take a single picture during his only sunny day. He fell in love with the “amazingly special, green and black color landscape,” and translated this love into his moody and eye-cathing film.[Robert Kovacs is also on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. More of his work can also be viewed on his website.] [Music: Bon Iver – Holocene.]