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Summoning the northern lights on Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland.
Northern lights, Iceland

Northern Lights

The magical northern lights are one of the most awe-inspiring natural lightshows in the world.

When the skies open up and energy from out of space come pouring in, it creates a display of light so magnificient it takes your breath away. It is literally out of this world. But when can you see northern lights? And where to find them? Read about hunting the elusive Aurora Borealis, and other articles featuring pictures of northern lights.

See what is it like to experience the northern lights in all their glory.

Northern lights – Energy from out of space pouring in

Northern lights – Energy from out of space pouring in

There are few natural phenomena as awe-inspiring as the magical northern lights. When the skies open up and flares of charged particles & energy from out of space come pouring in, it creates a display of light so magnificient it takes your breath away. Massive green curtains dropping down with purple tips on their edges, shifting and changing in all directions. It is literally out of this world. The northern lights will completely overwhelm you, to an extend where you can only utter sounds of sheer admiration, with a fading voice due to being blown away. But when can you see northern lights? Read about hunting the elusive Aurora Borealis in Iceland in this story.

Th贸rsm枚rk – Rj煤pnafell and the hidden valley

Th贸rsm枚rk – Rj煤pnafell and the hidden valley

Mount Rj煤pnafell is one of the steepest mountains in the valley of Th贸rsm枚rk. It sits on the north side of the Kross谩 river, and the walking track to the top is quite challenging. But you will be rewarded with sweeping views of glaciers and colourful folded mountain ranges all around. There’s also a sweet litte river valley hidden along the track below its slopes.

The walking track to Bl谩tindur – The dazzling heights of Dalfjall

The walking track to Bl谩tindur – The dazzling heights of Dalfjall

Bl谩tindur is the imposing peak rising up above Herj贸lfsdalur, beyond the daunting peaks of Dalfjall on the island of Heimaey. It takes a bit of effort to scramble up there, but you’ll be rewarded with some truly jaw-dropping views. Including Bl谩tindur casting its mighty shadow majestically into the bowl of Herj贸lfsdalur, if you go up in the afternoon.

The walking track to Herj贸lfsdalur – The Valley of Magic

The walking track to Herj贸lfsdalur – The Valley of Magic

Herj贸lfsdalur is intimidatingly beautiful, whichever angle you look at it. It looks like a giant natural amphitheatre, with stupendous rocks rising up on all sides as you enter the valley. The walk along the top ridge is one not to be missed. The distraction rate is very high, and there’s a great density of spectacular sights and features along the way. Herj贸lfsdalur is also the setting for the yearly 脼j贸冒h谩t铆冒 festival in August. On the last evening, the mountainside is set alight with a row of flames along the entire length of the valley – a magnificent sight to see!

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