Iceland- Aurora Borealis @ Borganes

After the first two nights and pretty unsteady weather, our third day in Iceland started with clear skies and sunshine. Uunfortunately the aurora forecast was pretty bad, acutally it absolutely sucked with a KP index of just 1 or 2. Nevertheless continuously checking my favorite aurora app (My Aurora Forecast) and the website of the... Continue Reading →

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Day 18 Aurora Borealis 

Our expectations for Tuesday night were kinda high as the aurora forecast was extremely good and the skies were clear.  So we watched the sky on and off from about 6pm. At first there was nothing but around 7pm the first lights showed up. This time we decided to take the car and to drive... Continue Reading →

Day 17 extra: Aurora Borealis

Amazingly with an aurora forecast of 2 out of 9 for Monday we only looked out of the window out of habit and wow there was an incredible show! We jumped into our warm clothes, grabbed hat, gloves, camera and tripod and headed outside! It was truly another magical night which proved all sorts of... Continue Reading →

Day 16 extra: Aurora Borealis

As the Lyngenalps and Lyngenfjord are supposed to be a prime location to watch the aurora, supposedly the weather is more often clear, as the clouds get trapped in the mountains coming from the sea, our expectations were up to see some northern lights in Årøybukt 🙂 Unfortunately the aurora forecast for Sunday night was... Continue Reading →

Day 13 extra: Aurora Borealis 

When we left Tromsø Thursday evening at 6:30pm it was already getting dark. Once we left the port it was really dark and the first stars appeared. While we sat on Deck 7 to watch the cruise past Tromsø we saw a first glimpse of the aurora. We bolted to our cabin to get camera... Continue Reading →

Day 5 extra: Aurora Borealis

Last night the aurora forecast which I, along with the weather forecast, the supposed cloud coverage etc., studied religiously, forecasted an aurora activity of 5 out of 9.  Together with clear skies the spectacle began at around 7pm. We stepped out of the hotel in Svolvær and saw the lights immediately cause they were so... Continue Reading →

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