Those quiet moments always tend to leave the most memorable, long lasting impression. When I saw this place, the first thing that came to my mind was “Damn, this really must be where #JonSnow bends the knees...”
In frame: @jiby911
Northern Lights in Iceland
Still in shock that we were able to experience the Aurora this bright, especially on our last night in Iceland. We were lucky enough to witness the Aurora multiple nights throughout our trip, but on our last night it seemed that we beat all the odds. There was a lower KP index, storms, and cloud coverage. Yes - they are actually this bright, and yes - they do actually dance! We followed their lead and chased them until 3AM. By far the most incredible natural phenomenon I have ever witnessed.
• The other day I bought a packet of boiled sweets for work, so that I could have something sweet to suck on during shift. So I’ve reached an unsettling realisation that I’m essentially an old woman. •
First light. I heard people talking at the campground. „Tonight will be the best chance to see them“, they said. With a tone in their voice, as excited as children before Christmas. I could relate. I built camp and warmed up in the car, preparing my camera and backing up the pictures of the day. I could see my breath in the light of my headlamp. „This might get the coldest night of my stay“ I thought. And my mind was revolving around the idea if I should do it or not. I was alone and actually considering hiking up several Kilometers in pitch black darkness and zero degrees Celsius to maybe see my first northern lights. I would lie if I’d say I didn’t feel something like fear. But the excited child in me didn’t think about what might go wrong up there. I packed some extra hand warmers and batteries, a snack or two and fresh water. My tripod under my backpack I started the hike under the clearest nightsky I saw in years. Half hour later of lonely darkness (and the stars) I arrived at the same hill I was the morning before. I knew it bc I remembered the sound of the wonderful Svartifoss - the black waterfall. And black it was. Like everything else around me. I heard it‘s characteristic kinda flat, yet still beautiful sound and thanks god, a couple being just a little bit less crazier than me (they at least weren’t alone), busy with their camera gear. They turned out to be from Switzerland, so we exchanged some friendly small talk in German and waited. I was starting to get cold as it suddenly began. A pale green shimmer on the horizon. „Woah“ was my one and only word. Headlamp off and a click later, the camera showed me this picture here. I wasn’t cold anymore and I knew I will never forget this night.
Listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky 🎶
All I know, all I know love will save the day
Who can tell me what song these lyrics are from? Hint: it’s in my stories today. I’ve got this song on replay today (bc that’s what I do, I beat songs to death) and it is infusing my soul with joy
What are you doing to please your soul this weekend?? Happy Friday, friends 💙