Northern Lights in Snaefellsnes – Aurora over Kirkjufell – September 27, 2019

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Northern Lights in Snaefellsnes

Unfortunately strong wind has kept us off the water for the last two days. Luckily, there is plenty to explore and do in Snaefellsnes. So while we are sad not to be with the whales at the moment, we do not get bored. The Northern Lights were very strong last night here in Iceland with a solar storm causing amazingly beautiful Northern Lights in Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Therefore, some of our crew went out to photograph them. The solar storm is predicted to continue tonight and the cloud forecast is also good in our region. So if you are in Iceland at the moment, make sure you wrap up and look outside tonight.

Magic Lights over Kirkjufell

We love our neighboring mountain Kirkjufell. Last night, the magic Aurora was dancing around it and showed us an impressive light show.

Aurora in Iceland

if you are coming to Iceland for watching the Northern Lights, the following websites might be very helpful for you.

Snaefellsnes is a great area to watch the Northern Lights. This region is far away from larger cities and light pollution is little to none. Snaefellsnes also has a unique micro climate and cloud coverage can be very different on the North and the South side of the peninsula. This increases your chances of seeing the Northern Lights since clear skies are essential to see them.

To overnight in Snaefellsnes, we recommend our small Grundarfjordur Bed and Breakfast, a comfortable guesthouse very close to the famous Mt Kirkjufell.


Photos: Judith Scott

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