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Jökulsárlón Northern Lights

What are your favorite subjects to photograph? Landscape, wild life, people, macro, animals, celestial features, decay? You can find them all in Iceland. I searched for Iceland photo tours.  We booked the tour about 3 weeks in advance. The hotels and B&B’s were mostly filled for the nights we were there so it is better to book early. Things are expensive. A taxi ride from the airport cost us $130 one way. The best season to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September to mid-April – these are the months where there are full dark nights. Some sources will recommend November to February, as they are the darkest months with the longest possible window to see the lights, however these sources often fail to take into account that these months can have the worst weather with lots of rain and snow. It is also not unheard of to see the lights as early as mid-August, once the final traces of the midnight sun summer are gone. If you plan to spend a considerable length of time here, combining both guided tours and self-driving can be a really excellent option. You can stick to the easier routes on your own as you self-drive and have the same freedom to explore at your pace, but you can also treat yourself to a fun-filled adventure led by an expert guide. There are many tours that go to absolutely stunning locations to hunt for the lights, like the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon or snowmobiling onto a glacier. Lately sleeping in a view through bubble while seeing the aurora dance for you has become popular. You even listen to Sigur Ros in their underwater speakers! What is great with this type of a tour is that you come back happy and relaxed even if you don’t see the aurora that night. Now that’s really something to Tweet about! We saw an extensive variety of scenes in the area, from Reykjavik to about 200 miles and back, that we toured in the south coast. I am eager to return to see other areas.    


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