Trip to the North Cape

Timelapse travel through Norway to North Cape

Experience a timelapse through Norway to the North Cape. This is the fifth of a series of films that describes the nature of Scandinavia through timelapses and aerial photography.

Photographer and editor: Casper Rolsted
Music: “Destinys Path” by Benjamin Groenke


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Film locations in “Trip to the North Cape”:

Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) soars 600 meters (2000 feet) above Lysefjord in Norway. It is reached by 3 hours hike and is one of the most popular hikes in Norway.

The troll ladder (Trollstigen) is an exciting mountain road and is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 10%. The road has 11 hairpin bends as it climbs up to Stigrøra at 858 metres above sea level. Stigfossen and Tverrdalsfossen are the main waterfalls surrounding the famous road.

The Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien) is an 8.3 kilometer (5.2 miles) long road connecting the island and municipality of Averøy with the mainland. It consists of eight bridges and four resting places and viewpoints.

Svartisen is the second largest glacier in Norway. At just 20 m above sea level, it is the lowest glacier in mainland Europe. It has 60 glacier tongues and covers a full 370 km2.
Balmoral is with her length of 218m and 710 rooms and suites the largest of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships. Balmoral takes her name from the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family.

The coastal route of northern Norway – the Fv17. This route has everything … if you like bridges, ferries, tunnels and countless eye-catching sights … and if you are not in a hurry.

Lofoten is known for it’s dramatic mountains, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands.

Havøysund is a fishing village located on the small island of Havøya in Finnmark county. Ferries from the Hurtigruten arrives here every morning. They can take you on a beautiful voyage showing you all the beauty of the Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes.

North Cape is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway. The cape has a 307 meter (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large flat plateau on top. From here visitors can stand and watch the midnight sun or the views of the Barents Sea to the north.

The material for this project was shot during a 7000 km long road trip through amazing scenery in the summer 2016. This adventure went from Copenhagen in the south of Scandinavia through the always changing landscapes of Norway with its deep fjords, snowy mountains, glaciers and many waterfalls, through the untouched islands of Lofoten and all the way to the moon landscape at the North Cape before returning to Denmark through Finland and Sweden with thousands of lakes and deep mysterious forests. On this epic journey not only the most popular tourist places were visited. To get the right shots it was often necessary to hike for hours with heavy equipment to remote locations.

During my hiking in the nature I shot 35 thousands time-lapse photos and several hundred aerial photography videos in 4K of some of Scandinavia’s most beautiful spots. Afterwards this footage was combined to make a series of 4K video films that show the beautiful landscapes of the Nordic countries. Nature’s beauty can be so easily missed. It is my hope that these films will contribute to a deeper understanding and gratitude of the natural wonders in our world and to the preservation of our fragile environment in the future.


Camera equiptment:
Sony A6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens
Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS lens
Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO lens
Digislider 2 Axis Auto-Pan Video, Time Lapse & Stop Motion Camera Slider

“Fantastic! I also really like the music and soundeffects!”

Christian Barten

Independent photographer and filmmaker

“Amazing like usual. Great Casper. Keep up the great work.”

Sonia Hachemi

“You certainly made this video enjoyable to watch Casper. Really great sequences from the Pulpit Rock and from Svartisen.”

Morten Berg

Timelapse Expert

“This is amazing….awesome job.


Photographer, Metragnome Images

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