According to a legend of the Norse mythology the Northern Lights were considered to be shed by the armour of the Valkyries, a host of female helping spirits of the god Odin, the Allfather of the gods. The Valkyries, warlike virgins mounting upon horses and armed with helmets and spears, decide who will die in a battle, soaring over battlefields like birds of prey and selecting among half of those who dies in battle. They then bring their chosen to the afterlife hall to Odin’s throne hall, the Valhalla.
While riding forth on their errand, the Valkyries gallop across the night sky equipped with helmets, spears and armour that glow and shimmer in the darkness, sheding a strange flickering light, which flashes up over the northern skies, creating the beautiful sigh of the "Northern Lights"...
Let's meet the endless magic of the Northern Lights in Norway through a selection of breathtaking videos...
An ideal introduction to the endless magic of the Northern Lights in Norway is to be found in the outstanding and beautifully interpreted footage by Ole C. Salomonsen, a talented, dedicated and passionate landscape, nature/astro photographer based in Tromsø, in northern Norway (http://www.arcticlightphoto.no/). Ole’s main focus is on getting the auroras show as close as possible to real-time speed given the time available in a short video, as the best way to reflect their beauty.
“In The Land Of The Northern Lights” is Ole’s first video project devoted to the Northern Lights. All sequences are shot in or close to Tromsø. Ole spent over 6 months collecting footage and shooting about 50.000 stills to choose from. In the video Ole put together a collection of slow moving auroras in the woods, over the mountains, in the city, in the foreshore, reflected in the sea, with some of the most spectacular and strongest auroral outbreaks seen in many years. The soundtrack for the video has been made by Per Wollen a local musical talent in Tromsø.
Spectacular "Norway Northern Lights", multicolored curtains of light fill the skies over northern Norway in a new time-lapse video made from aurora images by German photographers and filmmakers Claus and Anneliese Possberg, who used about 600 frames to create the video (http://www.500pxart.com/Possberg). Music by Justin Durban (www.justindurban.com).
"Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights in 4K", another stunning compilation of clips from Alister Chapman’s 2013 photography and video workshop in Norway. Alister teaches people to photograph and video the Northern Lights, and his workshops run in December and January/February each year (www.xdcam-user.com).
Alister Chapman’s “Dance of the Spirits”, an incredible real time Northern Lights footage from the solar storm filmed on the night of the 24/25th of January 2012. The motion in the Aurora is real time, this is what Alister saw and witnessed from the base camp at Karasjok, Norway.
"A Night At The Fjord Of Light", an absolutely breathtaking timelapse of Norway's Aurora Borealis created by the Brazilian photographer Felipe Pitta (http://www.felipepitta.com/). To capture the aurora, Felipe traveled to Ersfjordbotn, Norway, a small village known as "The Fjord of Light." and shot over 1100 images in 3 different nights. Felipe also included 2 sequences from the city of Tromso viewed from Mount Storsteinen on Fløya, 421 meters above the sea. Felipe tried to reproduce the Northern Lights here with their real speed, as close as possible of how he has seen them.
"Aurora Borealis timelapse HD", a beautiful 2010 timelapse created by Tor Even Mathisen, a Norwegian photographer, cameraman and editor at Norwegian Broadcasting, Tromsø in northern Norway (http://tittentem.no/)
"Northern lights above the Lofoten Islands" in Norway, an amazing footage by Norwegian photographer and cameraman Ola Skjeseth (www.visitlofoten.as)