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07/16/2013 05:30:24 PM · #1
The airlines are pushing the Seattle to Reykjavik route and so tickets are somewhat cheaper to fly through January. Here's a question. If one were to stay 3-4 days in fall (let's say October), what are the odds of getting to shoot aurora? Are the skies generally clear in the fall? How many nights a month have aurora activity on average? I think it might be a fun excursion, but I want to get a feel for my odds on the aurora specifically. I know there's lots of other stuff to shoot in Iceland, but it would be my great hope to shoot aurora.
07/16/2013 07:11:22 PM · #2
In October you will almost certainly see aurora, given that the sky is clear. You may, however, have to travel some distance out of the Reykjavík area if you hit a rainy period here in the southwest, but skies are rarely cloudy all over our island at the same time. So I'd say give it a go and welcome.
07/16/2013 07:23:05 PM · #3
I am very jealous of your intended travel plans, Doc. When we had a lot of icelandic members and saw much of Iceland through photography, I was always entranced!
07/16/2013 10:29:35 PM · #4
Iceland Sea in Bloom
07/16/2013 11:07:27 PM · #5
Iceland is an amazing trip. I went in late March 2011 for a week. Unfortunately I didn't get to see any aurora skies but Id go back in a minute. Husavik was one of my favorite towns not to mention the horses!

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07/17/2013 12:59:40 AM · #6
I was there a couple of years ago in Aug/Sept, didn't get to see the aurora unfortunately. Hopefully will make it back there. I'd say you should make the trip, Iceland is increcible.
07/17/2013 04:31:52 AM · #7
This depends of course of what is going on in the sun. If you are lucky and the solarstorm is high you must be ready to travel around to find a clear sky. January is better the dark night is much longer.
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