Friday afternoon my finish friend Ursula arrives and at that moment all problems are solved. We get a car and head north. I haven’t seen any Auroras the last two nights as it was too cloudy so today we take the satellite picture and hunt the Auroras. Clear sky should approach the Norwegian coast north of us from the west, so we head straight direction north cape and turn left to Alta after reaching the first fjord. When leaving Alta around 11pm heading west we see the first star. In the next second we see many and even though the town we are still in is fully illuminated we see the Northern lights. I turn around as the hole in the clouds is not supposed to be very big and we leave town heading back east. In the night we cross the mountains driving 5km, watching until we freeze and drive a little further. The best show starts at dawn today and it seem like Aurora and sun are fighting. Its really spectaculars when the Aurora is burning 180˚ around the sky like a whip! After taking a little nap in the car at the beach we continue to the north cape where Ursula insults a Sami native by asking why his reindeer are so small. The weather is amazing and we really enjoy our stay, the incredible landscape, breakfast outside in the sun (end of September at N71˚!) and loads of reindeer. By evening time we move back south to go further east next. But before we can turn left a charming guy stops us by offering a nice cabin for a reasonable price. We only took a nap in the car last night so we accept. Geir, the host is a salmon fisher an a real amazing guy. When you are around its most recommended to make a stop for a coffee at his place and take a look at his traditional style built church and Viking house. The most clean river of Norway also runs aside his property at N70˚10’38.3” E024˚54’27.1”! MAP
I keep falling in love with the north more and more. Norway is great!
I realized in Iceland already I became Northern Lights addicted! So when back home I did what I could to get a cheap trip to the north again as soon as possible. And here I am, in Ivalo, Lappland, Finland. The first two nights being really amazing and the first two days being cloudy and rainy. But nevermind, tomorrow I will get an opportunity to move hopefully and I will head north as fast as possible. AURORA BOREALIS SINDHABAD!
Berlin reminded me more of Delhi than of vienna – shanti but poor and people are not able to handle poverty like in india. I see many eyes full of fear.
Only one and a half days left in iceland, we still have more than 700km to go to Reikjavik and some of the most amazing places in between. I decide to drive to the Geysir the following night so we can take another look (at daylight) at it. It is not far away from Reykjavik too so it is a good place to start our last day. The way we took.
After spending another night watching the northern lights we have only two more full days to go back to Reykjavik. We drive all day but still cant make that many km because of the beauty all around us. Enjoy the pictures!
This is a spacer for a movie of the Auroras that night. It will be online soon, for now a picture has to be enough:
Husavik is THE place in iceland to do whale watching. I wanted to go fishing too as my mother had seen some huge cod in the harbor. Unfortunately there wa only whale watching planned but one of the three companys offered to go fishing if the whales were close by. We took them but at the trip the sea was rough and the whales far out. But it was sunny and I was still tired because of northern lights watching two yesterday so i took the chance for a nap in the sun. On the way back Captain Þorkell seemed to be not satisied to and invited us for another trip in the afternoon and that one was amazing! Again the whales were far out but there were plenty of them and the sea was calm now. If you came to Husavik I can only recommend to go straightly to Salka whale watching – the guys there are amazing! After spending one night in a bed we go hunting the noorthern lights again that following night to the most northern place of iceland – successfully!
In the evening we stopped east of the position on the map on a small road to watch the northern lights. What we saw at night you can find scrolling down to the northern lights pictures.
We went on this night as I was desperate to see the northern lights and we had spent too much time in the westfjords anyway. However it was cloudy all night so no chance to see any northern lights. Therefor we got a real stunning sunrise about 20km before Akuyeri. We had to organize a few things so we slept a little in the car in town until the shops opened. When all was done (which took us nearly all day) we went on to todays target – the Godsfall! MAP