Lyonel Perabo

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Hi there, I'm Lyonel, a Northern Lights Hunter and a Ma Student in Folkloristic. I have the pleasure of being a professional Northern Lights hunter with experience both in Iceland and in North Norway where I am now based. Don't hesitate to drop me a line if you want to have some tips on the matter or discuss anything Icelandic/Nordic related
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A Photographic Walk in Árbær Folk Museum

Hello folks! As you might know, I recently moved a bit farther out of the city center of Reykjavík. The situation has its pros and its cons. One con is that I have to bike for 45 minutes to get to the city center, one pro is that I’m getting quite ripped in the process.  Another, maybe even more substantial pro is that I now live mere minutes from Árbær Folk Museum. Never heard of the place? I guess it might be a bit less popular  than other destinations that are right in the center but this is by no means a good enough reason to avoid the place altogether. The Museum is situated just out

Northern Lights in Hafnarfjörður

The great thing about being a Northern Lights hunter is that your average day is far from average. It is impossible to say how any given tour will go and while sometimes you end up seeing nothing at all, the fact of not knowing the outcome or the unfolding of the tour brings much excitement! Like last night, for example, the Weather and Solar Activity levels were a bit worrying and it seemed that we might end up going home without seeing anything…Well, it was the total opposite! We drove out with a relatively tiny group (23 pax) and set off to Reykjanes. As usual, we had to escape the Light

Northern lights Photo Tips 1: The Basics

I have been blogging about Northern Lights and posting my pictures at GuideToIceland for quite some time already but I just now realize that I still haven't said a word about Northern Lights Photography! How stupid of me! I will have to remediate to that by the second! So yes, Northern Lights Photography is quite easy as long as you follow some, also rather easy guidelines. What I am going to talk about now applies to DCLR Cameras (ya know, big, fat, fancy cans like this one) and point-and-shoot cameras with a full manual mode. I will talk in another post on how to (attempt) to take Norther

Almost Golden Circle Tour

Just about two weeks ago, my father-in-law came to Iceland with a bunch of his student (He is a physics and mathematics teacher in Finland) on a study trip. Being a guide, I of course took care of arranging the various meetings they were to have but I also had the opportunity to help out planning the fun part of the trip, namely a self-drive tour to Geysir and Gullfoss. An "Almost Golden Circle tour" if you want. This was actually a rather enjoyable experience, we started at about twelve o'clock from Reykjavik and drove South-East. We passed the region of the Blue Mountains where everyt

The Norwegian Way

  Hey guys ! It's been some time, I know, but I have been very busy working on my Master Thesis. To do so, I need to collect an absurd amount of data which in practice, lead me to enter the absurd quest to check every single Icelandic Saga ever written. I'm about two/third done but it took quite a lot of time just to get there you can guess. Also, I relocated in my beloved Tromsö, in Arctic Norway, where I am again, spending my evenings freezing in desolate fjords in search for the Northern Lights. Last night we actually had quite a great night: Despite a very low level of Aurora a

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The Season's First Northern Lights!

Last week-end the weather around Reykjavík was just marvelous. There was not a single cloud in the sky and the evenings were definitely getting quite dark. Living now quite out of Reykjavik city center and higher up than ever before I have been hopefull seing Northern Lights since about mid-August, but each night proved to be unsucessful; either the weather was too bad or I went to bed too early to see anything. At least until now! Last Thursday I stayed up longer than usual because Rúv (Iceland's national Tv Channel) was showing an episode of the awesome British series "Accussed" (

The Cute Animals of Iceland

Hello everyone! Since I came back to Iceland I have been taking lots of pictures. Considering it still is way to early to hope for Northern Lights, I mainly focused my attention on cute fluffy animals. Don't ask me, I just always end up finding them somewhere. I feel almost like an animal paparazzi at times! But well I guess it's not that bad because it means that I have collected lots of pictures of cute Icelandic animals! If you, like my fiancée, arethe kind of person to have a nervous breakdown when faced with too much cute, don't continue further or you might end up like puddle on the f

It’s all Fluff and Games at Reykjavík Park

There‘s one place I particularly like in Reykjavík, it´s 'Fjölskyldu- og Húsdýragarðurinn', or the Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park. It’s actually the only attraction (bar the National Museum) that I've visited more than once. The reason: It’s awesome! Let me explain. The place is basically a mixture of an amusement park and a zoo so it’s just a heaven for kids and people who like either: I) having fun or II) animals - and I think just about everyone can identify to at least two of those categories. The amusement park was quite full the last time I visited it. Sadly being overage and having

An Afternoon in Keflavik

My guess is that all of you guys know where Keflavik is right? I mean. Except a couple crazies (like me) no-one takes the boat to get to Iceland so you probably have been, or will come to Keflavik at some point. The problem is that most of the time, the only thing people do in Keflavik is entering or leaving Iceland and that’s a bloody shame! Seriously, there is much to do in Keflavik; there even are things you cannot see anywhere else in Iceland. I recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in the city and I had such a blast actually that I knew I had to promote the place a little

Rabbits in Iceland

Okay guys, I talked about horses the other day so to be fair I’ll talk about bunnies today. It’s not completely random though. I have recently moved a bit out of town and I started biking to get to places (I might write a post about biking one of these days). After a couple days where I tried to figure out the best possible route, I ended up biking through a field of bunnies. Literally, a field full of bunnies! The place is situated just ten minutes away from my current place, in the outskirts of Reykjavík by Reykjanesbraut. The place consists of a concrete house and the surrounding empt

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