The mountains of Lofoten

The stunning peaks of The Lofoten Islands in Norway are the focus of a short film by Michael Fletcher, who captured their rugged glory by drone throughout the midnattssol, or midnight sun.

This natural phenomenon takes place over several weeks in the summer, when the sun appears to never go below the horizon. The Earth's axis is angled sunward towards the north Arctic, creating a magical effect of a combined sunset and sunrise. 

View more films of majestic landscapes on the National Geographic Short Film Showcase channel.