After visiting Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, we continue to proceed north-east of Iceland where we spent a night at a town called Egilsstaðir.
Candyce was very happy as it is my turn to drive! 😂
Sunsetting drive was so relaxing with the beautiful skyline to keep us company. As I drove, we notice a group of girls stopping by on the road. As a typical herd mentality human being, we look out to see what the girls are doing.
The girls are actually taking photos with the icelandic horses. Being a city-dweller, we also never miss the opportunity to stop by and took a few snaps.
Candyce, who was afraid that the horses will bite her 😂😂😂, stood at the most safety distance while looking good for the photo! 😄😄😄
When my colleague told me that Icelandic horses were very friendly, I dun really believe it until I met them! They just basically run towards you and there was no sign that they are looking for food so they i assumed they just came over coz I am charismatic! LOL! 😆😆😆
We then continued our sunset drive. While I was focusing in driving up a steep winding gravel road (again!), Candyce suddenly asked:
Why the sun still haven’t set huh?
I looked up and saw a hint of greenish light, then excitedly exclaimed:
That is not sunset! It is the northern light!
we 😱😱😱 for a moment and then without hesitation, pulled over to the side of the gravel road to have our very first experience of the legendary aurora borealis. 😍😍😍
We were really lucky because it was a night drive along a secluded road, therefore, there are not a lot of light pollution. Plus it was just the start!
We celebrated with joy because some of our friends who came to Iceland did not managed to see the northern lights, so able to see them is really a rare sight!
Facing the camera, I realized our faces were too red like Guan Gong! LOL, this is because the backlight of the car is shining towards our faces! 😂😂😂
We immediately moved our position to the front of the car and used the front light for additional lighting for our faces. Still notchbad right? 😂😂😂😍😍😍
It was freezing cold, so after around 15mins of photo taking and all the awe, we decided to continue our trip back to our accommodation where we get some warmth! LOL, Singaporeans are tropical animals yeah! 😆😆😆😝😝😝
Oh yeah, the view was so stunning that I lost one small tripod! We used the small tripod as position marker and I forgot to collect it back! LOL! We always joke that it was left there behind to continue to enjoy the beauty of nature! 😂😂😂 RIP my trusty Manfrotto PIXI, northern lights will keep you company! 🙏🙏🙏
Stay tuned as I will share with you my tips to hunt aurora borealis.