On This Day – Iceland and The Northern Lights

Even though travel restrictions are easing I am not yet minded to risk it so I still have no new stories to post so I continue to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

Actually, I had a couple of flights booked this Autumn but the airline cancelled. I wasn’t at all disappointed about that and delighted to get a full refund.

On 15th October 2013 I was in Iceland looking for the Northern Lights…

Narrow swirls of light would sweep across the great dome of sky, then hang there like vapour trails…. Lights would flicker brightly in the west, then vanish in an instant and reappear a moment later behind me, as if teasing me.” – Bill Bryson – ‘Neither here Nor there’

When we arranged this trip to Iceland we hoped of course that we would see them, Margaret asked us to go with them specifically – “to see the Northern Lights”, we agreed immediately but we were careful to bear in mind that this natural phenomenon is not like the Blackpool Illuminations, they can’t just be turned on and off for the benefit of tourists, no one is guaranteed to see them (unless you happen to be Bill Bryson writing a travel book that is) and many people leave disappointed.

We were among the lucky ones…

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9 responses to “On This Day – Iceland and The Northern Lights

  1. Great.
    I too am not inclined to travel just now

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  2. Northern Lights I can imagine being magical and fascinating to watch.

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  3. Ahh now you are chasing the merry trail, on lights!

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  4. Wow – you did get a good show. I went on a walking trip across the wilds of southern Iceland in 1977 and saw a lesser display, but in those days you didn’t take 50 pictures in hope unless you were a millionaire, which I wasn’t, so no pictures. I remember it though.

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  5. I’m pleased you got lucky

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