2019.5.21 - selfie, the rumps, near polz
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The Northern Lights, Iceland


The Northern Lights, Near Selfoss, Iceland

All week in Iceland, tours to see The Northern Lights had been cancelled. Plus, it hadn't stopped snowing all day. The sky was completely overcast and things didn’t look good. By seven o’clock, Harmony and I had lost all hope…

But not all was lost – the weather forecast looked hopeful, the clouds would soon blow over and the tour had got the go ahead for this evening! The lovely receptionist at our hotel informed us of that. So, we filled up on food and got ready for the long night ahead of us.

The Northern Lights, Near Selfoss, Iceland

At about eight o’clock, a shuttle bus pulled up outside our hotel, we jumped in and we were taken to the bus depot where we would get on a larger coach. Just like on most tours with Grayline, the coach has Wi-Fi, decent air conditioning and a tour guide.

The tour basically consisted of an hour’s drive, and a couple of hours at a specific location in southern Iceland. There was a restaurant with hot food and drinks, a few toilets and lots of open fields. Because the tours had been cancelled all week, many more coaches with lots of other people came along to – as many as 500! It was a bit of a free-for-all at times, but I got a spot I was happy with and a coffee to warm me up when I needed to.