Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland

Tripoto
1st Apr 2013

Northern Lights

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

Blue Lagoon Hotel

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

Hotel Ranga

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

Landmannalaugar Hut

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

Midgard

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

Midgard

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

Northern Lights

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

Reykjavik

Photo of Extreme Northern Lights : Iceland by Keith Russell

After having worked in Wall Street for a year, I finally escaped to a place in Iceland where absolutely nothing interferes with the observation of Northern lights. Visiting Iceland for the Northern Lights is one thing, but being in the right place at the right time makes all the difference. I went into the Icelandic wilderness where city lights couldn't disturb my mission of experiencing the Aurora Borealis. I stayed in a remote and rustic cabin surrounded by snow fields. A truly memorable and unbelievable experience.

My Iceland adventure got off to a good start when I headed straight from the airport to the Blue Lagoon - a unique spa featuring a huge outdoor lagoon filled with geothermal hot water and natural active ingredients that have become internationally known for providing the visitor with an unforgettable experience.
Photo of Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Southern Peninsula, Iceland by Keith Russell
From there I headed straight to Hótel Rangá in the south, about a 2 hour drive.
Photo of Hotel Ranga, South, Iceland by Keith Russell
Photo of Hotel Ranga, South, Iceland by Keith Russell
Photo of Hotel Ranga, South, Iceland by Keith Russell
Midgard is as isolated as it gets, only accessible by Super jeep during the winter time. The cabin where I stayed at was located in the central highlands of Iceland, far away from any light pollution. This was the absolute best place to view the Northern lights. I spent my 2nd and 3rd nights in Midgard, completely detached from civilization. The hut had been the haven of a local family for decades. Warmed up by a crackling fireplace, the accommodation was the typical Icelandic hut style – two bedrooms with twin beds and two lofts. I spent my days discovering the nearby areas by Super jeep and snowmobiles; there is plenty to see with two glaciers and the Tindfjöll mountain range nearby. At night, in between barbecue and story-telling, I awaited the Northern lights to show their majestic dance across the sky.
Photo of Miðgarður, Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland by Keith Russell
Photo of Miðgarður, Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland by Keith Russell
Photo of Miðgarður, Reykjanesbær, Southern Peninsula, Iceland by Keith Russell
On the fourth day I took a detour to visit the astonishing Landmannalaugar, a natural treasure hidden in the centre of Iceland’s mountainous highlands. In winter, Landmannalaugar is an extraordinary adventure open to only a few. It is known for its colourful landscapes and amazing geothermal activity during summertime. However, in winter, the region regains its calm and serenity and this landscape of ravines and canyons becomes even more memorable with steam clouds rising from the snow-clad hills.
Photo of Landmannalaugar Hut by Keith Russell
On my last day, I went to the capital city of Reykjavik in the late morning. I spent the whole afternoon exploring the city centre and popped into many little cafés, galleries and museums the centre had to offer.
Photo of Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland by Keith Russell
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Can y suggest me the best season to visit this place and also the cost of the entire trip??
Sun 01 14 18, 16:55 · Reply · Report
can you let me know the cost of the enitire trip?
Tue 06 06 17, 21:22 · Reply · Report
can you please help me with the cost of your trip? I mean how much amount it took for this entire trip .. thank you in advance
Tue 05 23 17, 01:55 · Reply · Report
Leaving for Iceland in two weeks time, and this post just added to my adrenaline rush.
Fri 10 30 15, 04:52 · Reply · Report