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Published: April 13th 2012
North Lights danicing across the sky
(with Venus & Jupiter shining bright)
How cool are these pictures? We're so proud of them, they truly reflect what we saw – curtains of green and red light rippling across the sky. At times the lights were so active you just didn't know where to look, you were surrounded by them. And to see red – I've only seen green northern lights before so seeing red in there as well was really exciting. We spent 12 days in the north of Norway and Sweden and the lights turned up practically every night and sometimes lasted for hours – so much more than we expected.
And to occupy ourselves during the hours of daylight we met up with our friends Di & Dave (who we met at the other end of the world in Antarctica) and did all sorts of exciting things: snowmobiled to the top of the mountain, tracked down wild moose, got our museum fix in Tromso, went down the iron ore mine in Kiruna, visited the Esrange Space station, did some ice driving and cross-country skiing, took a couse on “how to photograph the Northern Lights” and visited the Ice Hotel. As you'd expect of us we were daft enough to sleep in
the Ice Hotel at -5C – it was OK, tucked up in a warm sleeping bag on a pile of reindeer skin, I got a really good nights sleep.
Every activity and place we visited was fun & worthwhile but the Northern Lights were the stars of the show. You could sit and watch them for hours, which we did despite temperatures down to -20C.
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