How to hunt the Northern Lights? Seeing the Northern Lights was my once-in-a-lifetime experience and here are the tools I found helpful in maximizing our chance to see it when we spent the Thanksgiving week in Iceland. Three factors contribute to the chance of seeing the Aurora: Cloud coverage – clouds are photographers’ favorite to make… Read More Guide to Hunt and Photograph the Northern Lights
Before we started the ~2.5 journey back to Skogafoss, we visited the Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon for our last time to say goodbye to this secret glacier lagoon. I hope the next time e come back, that heart will be still there! Early in the morning just right after sunrise, well not that early, the colors of the… Read More Back to the Southern Iceland
One of the unique activity in Iceland only available in winter (Nov-March) is visiting the blue glowing ice cave. Northern Lights are not guaranteed so I have been telling myself our primary goal is the ice cave and Northern Lights will be a bonus. I booked the ice cave tour through https://www.extremeiceland.is/ as soon as they are… Read More Iceland – The Blue Glowing Ice Cave and Full Sky of Aurora!
4.5 hours from our cottage to Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon but we made a few stops along the way. First stop was Vik where we filled gas, had a light lunch, and shop at the Icewear Factory to get the cute and warm hats. They make good souvenirs too made in Iceland! The black sand beach in… Read More Iceland – Long Way to Ice Lagoon
Having breakfast at 9 am and still dark outside was a bit weird! Afterward, we begin our drive again….in the darkness into sunrise. The road to Geysir takes over 3 hours again and before we headed out, we checked the road condition before trusting the GPS. You can check the road condition at: http://www.road.is/ Clear to go! The… Read More Iceland – Let the Lights Dance!
When it’s cheaper to go to Iceland than California during Thanksgiving week, it was a no brainer! I didn’t get to see the Northern Lights on our first trip to Iceland last year (Labor’s Day week) so it was another motivation to go back. Since we have been to Iceland, I knew exactly where I… Read More Iceland – OMG It’s The Northern Lights!
I apologized for the long wait on posting my Portugal/Malta trip because we spent the Thanksgiving week back to Iceland to hunt for the Aurora Borealis! We finally saw it, it was one of the most incredible moments we experienced in our adventures! Wedding season is over so I can spend more time on processing the… Read More Aurora Borealis, We Finally See You!