Northern Lights over Þingvellir

Okay guys, I know I haven't been that active this week but please, have mercy on me, I had a lengthy essay to write for one of my university course and my teacher said he would feed me to the sheep if I didn't finish on time. 

Also there has been very little to see in the skies lately. Solar activity has been extremely weak this week and I doubt many people saw anything in the Nordic skies lately.

The good thing now, is that I finished my essay (it´s called "Seiðr in Medieval Icelandic Literature: Consistency or Variation?" if you really want to know) and tonight´s tour proved finally worth the effort! 

We went Eastwards because of thick clouds covering on the coast and reached the National park of Þingvellir (place of the old Icelandic parliament). There we got mostly clear skies and, more importantly, an overhead Northern Lights display! That´s something quite rare and you can generally count on the finger of your hands how many you see in a year so I, and my whole bus were quite happy!

To share the joy, I am hereby sharing some pictures. I should also write another blog post (about how to choose a professional Northern Lights tour) maybe on Monday. Have a good time since then folks !

Northern Lights over Þingvellir

 

It all started quite weak and I wasn't sure these were really Northern Lights until I took some shots with a borrowed camera 

 

Northern Lights over Þingvellir

 

On the other hand, I got some hints of blue, that´s actually quite rare!

 

Northern Lights over Þingvellir

 

Once in Þingvellir, you could clearly see the luminescent Northern Lights arc, people were real happy and I was real happy too because nothing pleases me more than seeing happy guests!

 

Northern Lights over Þingvellir

 

The direct overhead display was quite impressive indeed !

 

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