That night we met beautiful Aurora.
We did not book any Aurora hunt trip or tours prior to our arrival knowing how volatile Iceland's weather is.
What we are grateful for is Hotel Laxnes' daily email updates on Aurora and weather forecast. We were quickly informed by mid-noon as soon as there was confirmed forecast for clear skies and active lights. As our location is one of the areas where the northern lights could be sighted, we were told that hotel staff on duty that night will go around knocking at our doors when the lights are spotted. The hotel also provided a list of reliable tour agencies to bring us further inland for a clearer view of the northern lights.
We chose eastwest.is and were not disappointed. Our first sight of the northern lights was at about 8.50pm at our hotel premises while waiting for our van to pick us up. It lasted for a few minutes but was enough to hype us up for our hunt. As soon as our van picked us up, we were brought to a clearing and there, dancing right in front of us by the mountains, we saw a much clearer and longer display of lights.
Our guide, Igor, was knowledgable, fully geared with readings of the light activities and was always updating us on when the intensity of the lights will increase. He also showed us how to get clearer shots. After the first light show, Igor brought us to another clearing and while waiting for the right moment for the second light show, we were served pastries and hot chocolate. We were beyond satisfied and grateful that we've a knowledgable guide who is passionate about his works and who takes very good care of our welfare throughout the time we were out that night.
And, what a sight and experience to remember... Meeting Aurora Borealis. Grateful. 💕
Takeover by @edventure_with_Nurs
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