With three hours of light each day, brutal winter storms and freezing temperatures, Iceland is far from the ideal surf trip. However, this didn’t stop photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland from rounding up a crew of surfers to seek out unknown waves in the islands remote north… all during the worst storm to hit Iceland’s shores in 25 years.Enduring constant darkness and stormy seas, they discover perfect waves and make history by surfing under the northern lights.
Under an Arctic Sky documents the search for waves under the Northern Lights. The journey to this remote stretch of the world was treacherous and challenging, but according to Burkard, that’s half of what made it so rewarding. The key to anything that’s worth doing is that there has to be some level of uncertainty.
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Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, energized landscapes and peak moments of adventure. Through social media chris works to share his vision of wild places with millions of people.