Guide to Hunt and Photograph the Northern Lights

How to hunt the Northern Lights? Seeing the Northern Lights was my once-in-a-lifetime experience and here are the tools I found helpful in maximizing our chance to see it when we spent the Thanksgiving week in Iceland. Three factors contribute to the chance of seeing the Aurora: Cloud coverage – clouds are photographers’ favorite to make…

Found the Plane Wreck and Waterfalls

Our winter in Iceland started with another colorful sunrise! This was right outside from our house! Itinerary for today: hunt for the plane wreck. In 1973, a US Navy Douglas Super DC-3 crashed on the beach in southern Iceland and it was a miracle that everyone on board survived the crash. The plane was left there…

Back to the Southern Iceland

Before we started the ~2.5 journey back to Skogafoss, we visited the Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon for our last time to say goodbye to this secret glacier lagoon. I hope the next time e come back, that heart will be still there! Early in the morning just right after sunrise, well not that early, the colors of the…

Iceland – The Blue Glowing Ice Cave and Full Sky of Aurora!

One of the unique activity in Iceland only available in winter (Nov-March) is visiting the blue glowing ice cave. Northern Lights are not guaranteed so I have been telling myself our primary goal is the ice cave and Northern Lights will be a bonus. I booked the ice cave tour through https://www.extremeiceland.is/ as soon as they are…

Iceland – The Sparkling Diamond Beach

Capturing the sunrise is likely the toughest time for photographers….it’s so hard to wake up at the crack of dawn during vacation. It was super easy in Iceland – sunrise at 10 am, no problem waking up at 8 am, have breakfast, and then out to wait for the sunrise 🙂 Oh….not to mention, “sunrise” was…

Iceland – Long Way to Ice Lagoon

4.5 hours from our cottage to Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon but we made a few stops along the way. First stop was Vik where we filled gas, had a light lunch, and shop at the Icewear Factory to get the cute and warm hats. They make good souvenirs too made in Iceland! The black sand beach in…

Iceland – Let the Lights Dance!

Having breakfast at 9 am and still dark outside was a bit weird! Afterward, we begin our drive again….in the darkness into sunrise. The road to Geysir takes over 3 hours again and before we headed out, we checked the road condition before trusting the GPS. You can check the road condition at: http://www.road.is/ Clear to go! The…