My Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) Experience in Reykjavik, Iceland (Short Post)

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland in Feb 2017. Photo by TheTravelGuyShops


It was cloudy and raining all night the night before so tours were cancelled that day, but on my second night out of three nights, it became cloudless and really sunny towards dusk. In Iceland. During winter. So this gave me a good feeling, although seeing the aurora is never guaranteed due to its unpredictable nature. The tour took us to the edge of the city that was in complete darkness and the moment I stepped out of the bus I was instantly in awe at the sheer number of stars in the sky. For the first time, I could clearly recognize several constellations at the same time!


We all waited in the cold and moments later, faint streaks of green light formed in the sky. There it was: the elusive northern lights – the aurora borealis – slowly painting itself across the skies. And I could see it with my own eyes.


(Since you need a professional camera to photograph it and a smartphone won’t do, I just took a photo of the photo of me the tour guide took from her DSLR.) 🙂

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