Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

My boss really works me hard ! For the fifth time in a row I got drafted for a tour and as usual, I was really unsure how the evening would be. We did saw some great Northern Lights the day before but the solar activity levels appeared to be goin down in the hour preceeding the tour, but at least weather-wise, it was kinda okay.

We went on on a mini-bus this time, but because of a strange case of over-booking, we had to swap bus for a 25 seater instead. After leaving Kopavogur (where our buses were stationed) we continued through Hafnarfjörður towards the end of the Suðurnes peninsula.

We had barely left town though, hat Benny, our driver directed our gaze unto the horizon: The Northern Lights were there already! We turned back to the old road, closer to the shore and parked the bus on the side. The Aurora was there, already bright, forming an arch over the sea:

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

We of course stepped outside and saw it unfold: For well over 45 minutes, the arch got brighter, wider and just plain crazier: This was a really strong display if any and we where blessed to see half the sky lighting up. Here's the pictures to back my claims:

 

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

 

 

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

 

 

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

 

 

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

 

 

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

 

 

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

 

 

Crazy Lights over Hafnarfjörður

After a while, it died out though, and we jumped back in the bus where I finally had the opportunity to explain a little bit what these Northern Lights were about. They did not come back for a while though, so we just drove back to town. We had only managed to drive some odd 30 Kilometers out of the city center so we came back earlier. All in all, it had been quite a blast!

 

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