Even during aurora season (September to March) is not guaranteed that you will see them. They need clear skies and all theseconditions to appear. The first five days of my visit to Iceland the weather was really bad with rain, total cloud cover and heavy fog. Once the weather cleared the hunt was on!
To be ready, I monitored various websites specializing in aurora and weather forecasts. This particular night the forecasted aurora activity was a six in a scale of nine, so my chances were looking good. Since I was on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula area, I drove to Kirkjufell mountain to have it in the background. I got there around 8 PM as the sun was still setting in the horizon. While there I studied various compositions trying to get Kirkjufell in the frame to compliment the auroras. Then, the waiting game began...and all of a sudden---boom!!!
The forecasted activity was spot on! Once the auroras came out they were dancing in the sky and shining really bright green and magenta colors. Oh--I had a blast and was excited to see this natural wonder! I probably took close to 30 different photographs before the show was over due to clouds moving on top of our area. Have you seen or experienced the Auroras? Do you want to see this? Let me know in the comments' area and enjoy!!!