We’re missing the outdoors a little too much this month. In an attempt to fill the void, this month’s documentary is focused on adventure with Under An Arctic Sky.
One of our favorite adventure inspirations is Chris Burkard, a self-taught photographer and well-known explorer. Burkard’s work focuses on exploring some of the coldest and most remote parts of the world, taking him to some of the most epic places on the planet. Under an Arctic Sky is a 40-min documentary in collaboration with Sweatpants Media. The film follows six surfers on their quest to ride the best waves in Iceland, in the middle of winter, with one of the most brutal storms to hit the island in 25 years. Why? Burkard says, “Winter provides the most ideal conditions for surf in the country, and our main goal for the trip was simple: to find world-class surf.”
The film spoke to every single adventurous bone in our body. We. Could. Not. Stop. Smiling. It was so beautifully shot and truly showcased adventure in its purest form. Even during moments of uncertainty, they trusted one another and kept positive attitudes. It was raw and real. Burkard says, “The risk is kind of key to the joy. Without risk, the reward isn’t as sweet.”
If you love the outdoors and want to watch a group of free-spirited and adventurous surfers riding waves, we think you’ll enjoy this.
You can find Under the Arctic Sky on Netflix now.
Jennifer and Vivian
Photo Credit: Yellowstone National Park. Enjoying the night sky, Mammoth Hot Springs. NPS photo by Neal Herbert.