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Fuji X-T1 captures the Northern Lights in Iceland

On a recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland we were fortunate to witness the Northern Lights in full display. I say fortunate as they are also one of the most elusive and unpredictable attractions Iceland has.

Before our trip we checked the Icelandic weather and forecast site to plan our itinerary. On the Saturday we knew there was supposed to be a clear sky and Aurora activity along the South Coast so decided to travel down to the waterfalls of Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss, visiting Vik the most southerly town. Our hope was then to catch the Northern Lights on our journey back to Reykjavik that evening.

We left Vik about 1845, visiting the waterfalls again in the hope of getting some pictures without the myriads of tourists and continually looking for green in the sky. As we approached Selfoss we started to see a few faint streaks in the sky and shortly after followed the car in front and pulled over to witness the amazing display.  Having seen people capture the Northern Lights in Northern Ireland which are really only visible via a camera, it was amazing to actually see these scenes with the naked eye.

We stopped at a couple locations on the route to Reykjavik here’s the awesome sights,

Northern Lights Iceland Northern Ireland Landscape Photographer-1

14mm lens with ISO 1250, Shutter Speed: 15seconds, Aperture: f2.8

 

Northern Lights Iceland Northern Ireland Landscape Photographer-2

14mm lens with ISO 1250, Shutter Speed: 14seconds, Aperture: f2.8

 

Northern Lights Iceland Northern Ireland Landscape Photographer-3

14mm lens with ISO 1250, Shutter Speed: 14seconds, Aperture: f2.8

My favourite shot from the night:

Northern Lights Iceland Northern Ireland Landscape Photographer-4

14mm lens with ISO 1250, Shutter Speed: 14seconds, Aperture: f2.8

 

 

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