Reykyavik in autumn
When: September 2016 Weather: Cold 5-10C
Leica M240, monochrom, 35summilux, 15mmvoigtlander, Nikon P900
After our meeting in Copenhagen, it was a short 3hour flight to Reykyavik for a few days to see Iceland. The city of Reykyavik is dominated by the magnificent church which dominates the skyline and is visible from most parts of the city…
If you head westward along the main street Laugavalur, you will soon come to a junction at which a left turn brings you to the Tjornin Pond, where many water birds find their home….
Most visitors to Iceland from September to December desire to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis and they together with the puffins were on my ‘see’ list. We were however early in the season and being in Reykyavik, were told that it was highly unlikely that we would see the northern lights. However, according to the people at the northern lights centre and the forecasting centre, the chances of seeing the northern lights that night was 3/10 which they said wasn’t bad for this time of year…. so I crawled out of bed at midnight and ventured into the freezing night air down to the waterfront …
So although Reykyavik itself was a small quiet city, it was interesting enough to spend a day among the colourful houses, the harbour, the church and being lucky enough to spot the northern lights (faint though they were) in Reykyavik itself was a huge bonus! Indeed over the next three nights in the country, there was no sign of the aurora borealis again….
Wow! How lucky you were to see the Northern Lights in the capital…!