This quadcopter footage of Iceland’s wilderness will give you wanderlust

by Felix Esser

posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM EDT

Thanks to quadcopters such as the DJI Phantom, camera-equipped aerial drones are not only available to the masses, but also a popular tool for creating video footage from a birds-eye perspective. The latest mesmerizing drone-captured video hails from Iceland, and it shows off the wild and rough beauty of the country's landscapes.

The video was in fact made using a DJI Phantom quadcopter, to which a GoPro Hero 3 Black camera was attached. One aspect about the DJI Phantom that helped with achieving these shots is that it is able to actively keep its position, thanks to an integrated GPS module. So even though the conditions were rather windy in some places, the creators of the video were able to keep the drone steady and capture some amazing footage of rivers, hills, waterfalls, ice and more.

Shot in places with such unpronounceable names as Hvalfjörður or Kirkjubæjarklaustur during a trip through Iceland this year, the breathtaking scenery makes us want to drop everything we're doing right now, and go on a trip to this fascinating and beautiful country ourselves. But we won't, because we know you, our readers, love this kind of stuff. So we're going to stay put and dig up more for you. In the meantime, you can watch the video "Iceland from the Air" below.

(via DIY Photography)