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Arctic Light Adventure

January 1st, we flew with a group of seven people to Iceland to explore the northern part of Iceland in wintertime. Would we be able to see the Northern Light? How will the weather conditions turn out in wintertime?

What we had imagined in our mind turned out to be an understatement. We saw the spectaculair Aurora two times. We also saw the very rare Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSC's) two days in a row. We experienced a hurricane blizzard which made us stay three extra days in Iceland. We swam in an open air hot pool with an outdoor temperature of -16 degrees celsius that froze our hair.

Tourguide during this trip was Madelon Dielen. She had to improvise, stir us up, had to drive trough hurricanes and she did it al with a smile.

Winter landscape near Staður
Icelandic Horse
Mountain near Húavatnshreppur
Aurora Möðrudalur
Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSC's) over Varmahlíð

I personally never heard of this phenomenon. Polar stratospheric clouds(PSCs) are clouds in the winter polar stratosphere at altitudes of 15,000–25,000 m. They are best observed during civil twilight.

Námafjall Geothermal Area, Hverir again with the Polar Stratospheric Clouds
Mountains near Möðrudalur
Reindeer running away
Námafjall Geothermal Area, Hverir
Twilight Möðrudalur
Icelandic Horse

I also made a little movie. So if you have three spare minutes, watch this movie and give it a thumbs-up.

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