I’ve been to Iceland four times now (once during the summer and 3 times during the winter) and every trip has been absolutely amazing. There’s something captivating about going in the winter when the island is transformed into this frozen, dead tundra. Gone are the beautiful green hills, the gushing waterfalls at every turn, the endless number of RV’s, and the sheep greeting you at every bend in the road. Instead you’re greeted with snow and ice and green sky that dances before your eyes!
During this trip Willie, Alan, Rebecca and I spent 10 days at the end of February and early March exploring Iceland. During the trip we were treated to 2 (and a half) beautiful nights of northern lights! On our first night the sky was crystal clear and the 4 of us saw the lights for the very first time. None of us wanted to go to bed because we were so mesmerized!
We had spent a good portion of the day scouting locations for photographing the aurora and as soon as we finished dinner we raced to this spot. We learned what people mean when they say that the lights ”danced” across the sky. At one point the lights twisted and turned into the shape of a heart – love was definitely in the air!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8:
32mm, f/2.8, 4.0 sec, ISO 800