Top 10 Aurora Locations in Iceland

This guide discusses some of the best locations for photographing the Northern lights.  My top ten locations are from the North, South, East and West parts of the country.  I discuss the pros and cons of each place regarding Aurora photography.

Interesting Icelandic Churches

I used to joke that there are more churches in Iceland than people. Outside of Reykjavik, this is almost the case. There is a church on almost every farm, village or hamlet. Christianity has been the dominant religion in Iceland for the last thousand years.

Buðir black church – Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Buðir black church is located on the Snæfellsness Peninsula. The church is one of 3 black churches in Iceland. The church is black because the exterior wood is painted with pitch, just like the hull of a boat.

Aurora Borealis (northern lights)

Northern Lights Iceland photo location

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights is a light phenomenon that occurs as a result of solar winds reaching earth’s outer atmosphere and burning different gases to give a range of different colours.

Reykjavík Capital City – West Iceland

Reykjavik – Iceland: the Capital Area Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland. Many tourists flock here each summer. If you come to Iceland, please don’t spend all your time in Reykjavik! It is ok for one or two …