Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, consistently captivate millions of people around the globe. Many people from far and wide travel to locations and latitudes where the lights are most visible to catch a glimpse of the stunning and unearthly astronomical event.
Iceland, which sits at almost 65 degrees of latitude, is in the perfect spot for Aurora Borealis to be visible, and, combined with the island's already stunning landscape, it makes for an enthralling sight. Travel photographer @shanewarephoto traveled to Kirkjufell Mountain, one of Iceland's most iconic locations, to capture the Northern Lights on camera. The outcome is breathtaking.
We were mesmerized by this perfect shot. Despite being a night shot, the image is full of color and brightness. The otherworldly lights swirling in the sky, the lonely mountain, and the rushing waterfall come together to make the landscape look like something out of a fairy tale! It's no wonder this fantastical location was used prominently as a filming location for Game of Thrones.
"So beautiful it almost looks fake! Absolutely unreal! Defiantly hope to experience this one day!" admired @taymoney330. "Wow. That’s a dream," expressed @nomadikrebelcreative. "Iceland is the most beautiful place we’ve traveled," said @pdtiktok66. We can believe it- it's definitely on our bucket list to visit!
"Imagine the Vikings seeing this thousand years ago thinking it was the gods showing them a sign, bet they loved it," commented @ky7nll. It really does remind you of how ancient and long-lasting this phenomenon is, and how small we are compared to the rest of the universe. The thought, like this incredible image, fills one with awe and wonder. It can be incredible just to reflect on how much magic there is in our little world!