Finally made some time to sort/edit dozens of photos from my trip to Norway; the great thing about pouring over photos is reliving different versions of what I experienced. We all want to share our travel tales, but some experiences are uniquely our own.
Karma kissed me on my trip, for sure. In order to see the Lights, you need a dark, clear night. After nearly 3 weeks of weather, the skies in #northernnorway parted in what locals and my guide said were the most spectacular display they’d seen this season. The skies morphed between dull blues to iridescent greens and yellows, at times so bright it felt like daytime. They’re typically visible from late August to early April anytime during dark hours, which in places like Abisko or Tromsø can be nearly 24 hours a day in winter💠Tricky thing is being fortunate to catch solar wind flare ups (particles from the sun entering Earth’s atmosphere colliding violently with gas atoms) and being able to drop everything to travel North. I watched Aurora forecasts using the Aurora Forecast app and timed my trip with the help of @northernlightstromso 💠 Photographing the Aurora Borealis wasn’t nearly as complicated as I had feared..aside from lugging the tripod w/ me, and my frozen fingers trying to adjust exposure time and aperture settings, it wasn’t hard to get some epic shots. I won’t soon forget those nights under the #tromsø and #Skittenelv skies #bucketlist #northernlights #aurora #borealiswatch #mtbtravelss