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The Northern Lights | Aurora Borealis | Iceland

Aurora Borealis in Reykjanesbær

Seeing the Northern Lights has been on my wish list for as long as I can remember. To be honest I wasn’t expecting to see them whilst in Iceland in September so it made it even more special when driving back to our Airbnb digs in Reykjanesbær to see some magical green enter the night sky.

I was in Iceland on a wedding photography assignment. Ben & Helena were married in front of Seljalandsfoss waterfall the day before the aurora appeared. Their wedding was amazing – if you haven’t all ready, do check out my Iceland Wedding Photographer post which covers their incredible day. I revisited a few spots the following day and discovered some others (including the awesome aeroplane wreck) with my friend Emily who had come over for a couple of days to do some sight seeing with me. We were heading home towards Reykjavik after our first day when the Aurora Borealis appeared in the sky. To my amusement Emily said that she had been watching it for 10 minutes wondering what it was before I finally noticed it to my right and asked, “Is that the Northern Lights?!?!?” We pulled over and enjoyed it’s magical movement across the star lit sky. It was incredible.

When we got back to our base in Reykjanesbær, Emily sensibly headed to bed (it was way past midnight and we’d had a long day) whilst I headed out with my camera and tripod to see if I could find a good spot to get some photos. Here are a few of the frames I took at silly o’clock in the morning. It was a dream come true.

If you ever get the chance to go to Iceland, go!

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Iceland Wedding Photographer shot of Northern Lights
Northern Lights after a wedding in IcelandAurora in Iceland photography by Winston Sanders


Some light leak to the left of that final frame but I still love it. Notice the shooting star to the far right.

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