Hello from @iuriebelegurschi providing you with your daily dose of Iceland! There is nothing as magical as capturing the Northern Lights in Iceland. Although we are only a few months out from the beginning of the season, I can’t wait to get out and about again when the days are longer and the stars come out to play!
In Iceland, the Northern Lights are visible for almost 8 months of the year, from early September towards the end of April. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to see them at the end of August. The trick to seeing them though is to watch the radar for clear skies and solar activity. Sometimes, you might get a clear sky and little to no solar activity, meaning that you’ll be able to see the stars but not the Northern Lights. On other nights, there may be a lot of solar activity but the sky may be covered in a thick blanket of clouds, making it impossible to see this otherworldly display of colours.
Although the Northern Lights most often appear as green in Iceland, they may take on different colours, depending on which particles within the atmosphere are being ionised. Sometimes, they may even appear as purple, red, pink, orange and blue.
My favourite place to photograph the Northern Lights is at Iceland’s iconic church mountain, known as Kirkjufell. Here, the lights tend to dance over the mountain itself, creating a brilliant backdrop for such a majestic scene.
With the right amount of patience and luck, you’ll be able to capture this glorious phenomenon in Iceland for yourself. Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Leave a comment below!
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