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Extremely rare “blood aurora” dancing over Iceland last weekend
Last weekend, people in Iceland witnessed an extremely rare phenomenon: The so-called blood aurora, strong red auroral displays clearly visible to the bare eyes. Watch the phenomenal video, captured by Grétar Jónsson, owner and founder of Aurora Reykjavik, the Northern lights Center, and Katarina Raker, photographer.
THE BEST TIME TO SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN ICELAND
When is it best to travel to Iceland in order to see the northern lights? Learn everything you need to know about the Aurora season in Iceland, and more, in our article here.
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Best time Best places Best settings There is perhaps nothing more magical than witnessing the beauty of a Northern Lights display, and it has been a lifelong dream of many. Bringing home your very own shot of these magic is the cherry on the cake. However, those...
HELP, IT’S FULL MOON! WILL IT RUIN MY AURORA EXPERIENCE?
Help! It’s full moon! Will it ruin my aurora experience? Imagine this: You just made it in the subarctic region, right under the auroral oval. It seems like you’re incredibly lucky: You hit the right time of the year (it’s dark enough!), the solar activity is...
LAST NIGHT IN REYKJAVÍK: GIANT SHOOTING STAR STARS THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
LAST NIGHT IN REYKJAVÍK: GIANT SHOOTING STAR STARS THE NORTHERN LIGHTS It was probably the longest and most powerful shooting star I have witnessed in my life. I was so vowed, I even forgot to make a wish. See it from second 11.Icelandic have been left awestruck...
NORTHERN LIGHTS AT ÞINGVELLIR – OCT. 1ST
Chasing the northern lights often resembles playing a card game. Knowledge and experience clearly enhance your chances a great deal, but in the end, it’s all about a little bit of luck. And then there are these nights: Perfect forecast, right timing, clear skies –...
5 REASONS WHY WE LOVE AUTUMN AURORAS
The northern lights are visible between September and April. Experiencing the phenomenon is always a treat, but Auroras happening during our short lived Autumn are among our absolute favourite, especially to photograph. See why here.
We have been expecting it, and it finally happened: a new eruption has started in Iceland – and it might go on for some time.
Just kilometres away from Reykjavík, Geldingadalur is ejecting ancient magma from a freshly created fissure, and might soon turn into a new volcano. Find more here.
BREAKING: ICELAND TO OPEN AGAIN FOR ALL TRAVELERS – INCLUDING UK AND US
Iceland’s Justice Minister Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir just announced that Iceland will open its borders to travelers from outside Schengen who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a certificate confirming COVID-19 antibodies. The new regulations...
MONTH-BY-MONTH GUIDE TO THE ICELANDIC WINTER SEASON
Northern lights and winter season go hand-in-hand. Longer hours of darkness, accompanied by good weather, solar activity, and a bit of luck, often translate into amazing Aurora Borealis displays – a truly unmissable show!
The northern lights are potentially visible all winter long, but statistically not two months are the same. To help you choose the best time for your Aurora Borealis getaway, here is our month-to-month guide to winter in Iceland.