As weathered Icelandic Vikings we are a bit sensitive about our beloved horse breed being called a pony. Because. It. Is. Definitely. Not. A. Pony. And then we saw this video 🙂
Aurora blew us away this evening! A full on display of colour and light for a full hour.
The lights started while we were still on the highway. We pulled over at the first opportunity for a short preview before carrying on the 15 more minutes to our destination. Our haunted house at Vatnsleysuströnd was deserted as ever… though there were a few spooky changes I might tell you about in a different tale.
Stay warm on your Northern Lights tour in Iceland with our handy guide below.
It doesn’t matter how many layers you wear, if they are not the right layers you will be cold!
It is important to choose layers of clothes to let moisture out and trap air in. Trapped air keeps you warm but moisture keeps you damp and cold. It’s all about the materials. Go for quick drying materials like wool, fleece, polyester and synthetics. Stay away from cotton. Choose your innermost layer carefully and go for big fluffy outer layers to trap the air/warmth in.
Charge your batteries and put on your warmest clothes… Aurora season has begun!
To us, this (below) is a beautiful picture! Why? Because it tells us the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) were extremely active last night! After a (way too) short period of long summer days in Iceland, nights are finally dark + the Magnetic Observatory charts are rocking = we are in Aurora season 🙂 Now all we need is a clear sky to be able to see them!