One of the possible highlights of visiting Iceland in winter is catching the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.
The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.
For all those nights that we woke up, trying to catch a glimpse of the lights, we weren’t lucky at all.
March weather in Iceland is pretty crazy, as mentioned in most of my posts. To catch the lights, you need a very clear night.
在冰岛的最后一夜，我们兴致勃勃地前往晚餐的地点当儿，拨了电话给AirBnB的主人，说我们会晚些抵达。她说好，还加了”You guys will be in for some nice lights tonight!”。
On our last night in Iceland, we booked a nice dinner in Reykjavík, before heading to our AirBnB at Keflavík.
Made a courtesy call to the AirBnB owner, who gave us great news! “You guys will be in for some nice lights tonight!”
We couldn’t believe our ears, but dinner was a necessity as we were both famished. The drive to Keflavík was filled with anticipation.
And we spotted our first lights on the road. I was elated 🙂
Never did we know, it’s gonna be a great night.
We reached the house, introduced ourselves to the host and drove out shortly after to a darker place.
It was really cold and windy, but also one of the most magical nights in my life.
The lights danced for a good 2 hours. We were freezing, but it was so worth it.
可惜，这次的旅程我没带单眼相机，但是聪明的他还是能够拍下珍贵的这一刻 🙂 好幸福。
The only regret was that we didn’t bring along a DSLR for this trip (I know right…) but my smart man still managed to catch us on the Fujifilm X30 🙂