All-new third season showcases some of Europe’s finest cultural and geographical landmarks through stunning aerial hyper-lapse photography. Six-part documentary series takes viewers on awe-inspiring visual journey around Norway, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland and Iceland.
London, UK – Discover Europe like you have never seen it before in the third instalment of National Geographic’s stunning documentary series Europe from Above, airing on National Geographic from Sunday 5th September at 8pm.
This new and exclusive six-part series offers up spectacular views of the finest cultural and geographic landmarks across Norway, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland and Iceland, taking viewers on a stunning visual journey around each of these locations.
Europe from Above provides breathtaking aerial footage that gives a unique insight into how tradition, engineering and natural wonders have shaped the continent, helping to paint a dynamic portrait of the region and the people who keep it alive.
With each episode focused on one distinct European country, this awe-inspiring visual journey highlights and celebrates both nature’s creations and the human stories and engineering which continue to shape these great modern nations today.
Across the series, viewers will be able to soar over well-known sites such as the ancient city of Ston, in Southern Croatia, which is flanked by a bizarre wall which zig-zags away from the city far across the nearby hills. In Portgual, cameras swoop along the world’s longest pedestrian footbridge, soar over Sintra’s fairy-tale castle and get a bird’s eye view as surfers try their luck on the world’s biggest surfable waves.
In Norway, drones soar over the dramatic Norwegian scenery of the remote Arctic Circle hamlet of Innset as husky pups go through their final training run before graduating as a fully-fledged sled dogs. Meanwhile in Iceland, drone cameras follow archaeologists battling volcanic eruptions to save Viking history, capture rare sights of humpback whales, and reveal carefully choreographed snow ploughs fighting to clear the airport’s runways in winter.
Other series highlights include, breathtaking views of Ireland’s Croke Park which is the home of Gaelic sports and has a reputation for being one of the best playing surfaces in the world. Our drones follow head groundsman Stuart Wilson, as he takes advantage of the gap in fixtures to regrow more than 14,000 square metres of grass.
Europe from Above is produced for National Geographic by Windfall Films (part of the Argonon Group). For Windfall Films, Mark Bridge is Series Producer and Carlo Massarella is Executive Producer.
Europe From Above Season Three Premieres on Sunday 5th September at 8pm on National Geographic.
Europe from Above: Norway - This spectacular aerial journey reveals Norway as it’s never been seen before. Flying cameras uncover the engineering behind the world’s longest deep-sea cable, soar above arctic huskies as they cross frozen lakes and capture Norway’s luckiest postman on his stunning island-hopping route. Alongside the vast and rugged landscape carved out by ancient glaciers, we’ll uncover the ground-breaking architecture that’s transforming Oslo’s waterfront.
Europe from Above: Croatia - A unique aerial tour of Croatia - a place where natural wonders and historic landmarks sit side-by-side. Drone photography reveals the truth behind the remarkable preservation of a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre. The cameras fly with climbers making high-risk repairs to the legendary climbing walls of Paklenica National Park. And they join a team of conservationists searching for eagles in the expansive floodplains of the Sava river.
Europe from Above: Portugal - This spectacular aerial journey reveals Portugal, as we’ve never seen it before. Cameras swoop along the world’s longest pedestrian footbridge, soar over Sintra’s fairy-tale palace and get a bird’s eye view as surfers try their luck on the world’s biggest surfable waves. In a country where age-old traditions collide with modern flair, we’ll reveal the restoration of Lisbon’s century old mosaic pavements and capture a grape harvest like no other.
Europe from Above: Switzerland - This spectacular aerial journey reveals Switzerland, as we’ve never seen it before. From ultra-modern cities to spectacular alpine valleys, our aerial cameras soar above Europe’s highest observatory, swoop around Basel’s earthquake-proof skyscraper and reveal a bird’s eye view of the steepest funicular railway in the world.
Europe from Above: Ireland - This spectacular aerial journey reveals Ireland as it’s never been seen before. Flying cameras uncover the technology buried behind one of Europe’s most high-tech sports pitches, soar above the dramatic spectacle of Dublin’s Deer Rut, and follow a team saving Ireland’s protected grey seals. Alongside the rugged west coast and fractured islands, we’ll uncover the engineering accomplishments that are updating Ireland’s rural countryside.
Europe from Above: Iceland - This spectacular aerial journey reveals Iceland as it’s never been seen before. Drone cameras follow archaeologists battling volcanic eruptions to save Viking history, they capture rare sights of humpback whales, and reveal carefully choreographed snow ploughs fighting to clear the airport’s runways in winter. Across the land of fire and ice, we’ll soar above the modern architectural wonders that glisten in Iceland’s dramatic landscape.
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