Northern highLights

We’ve been back home for over a month now and we finally finished editing the photos and making movies of our adventure north. Life got very busy when we got back, so photo editing got pushed on the back burner.

Since this was not one of our longer trips, we’re going to deviate from a top five list and just show the highlights of our trip using photos, some that we were unable to upload during the trip.

Our Northern Highlights

1) Aurora Borealis

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Ryan enjoying the Northern Lights
Ryan enjoying the Northern Lights

2) Glacier Hike

Getting ready to hike on a glacier.
Getting ready to hike on a glacier.

3) Waterfalls

Gulfross Waterfall
Gulfross Waterfall
Skogafoss waterfall
Seljalandsfoss waterfall

4) Silfra

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silfra

5) Partial Eclipse

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6) Icelandic Countryside

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This is exactly how the Icelandic countryside looked!

 

HBO studios in Iceland. Yay Game of Thrones!
HBO studios in Iceland. Yay Game of Thrones!

Distances and Travel

  • By water: 0.2 mi (snorkeling only, no watercraft)
  • By air: 5880 mi on two planes
  • By car: ~1150 km
  • Total steps via fitbit: 52,958 (high: 14,893)
  • Total walking: 21.7 mi
  • Total Hotels: 1
  • Total distance: ~6617 mi

For reference the circumference of the Earth is 24,901 mi

Geography

  • Total Countries: 1 (Iceland)
  • Total Continental Plates: 2 (North American and Eurasian)
  • Total Hemispheres: 1 (NW)
  • Total Oceans: 1 (North Atlantic)
  • Total Timezones: 2 (EDT, UTC)
  • Highest Elevation: 1872 feet (Solheimajökull Glacier)
  • Lowest Elevation: Sea level
  • Farthest Point North: Gullfoss Falls (64°19´34″N)
  • Farthest Point East:  Reynisfjara (19° 2’29.98″W)

[Space] Weather

  • High Temperature: 45° F
  • Low Temperature: 25° F
  • Highest Kp during the trip: 4.3
  • Highest Kp when we were actually able to see the aurora: 2.7
  • Aurora colors observed: 5 (green, red, purple, blue, pink)
  • Total Eclipses: 0
  • Partial Eclipses: 1

Photography

  • Total Pictures: 1,586
  • Total Videos: 9
  • Total Selfies: 21
  • Total souvenir pictures bought: 0

This wraps up our trip to Iceland. Join us again June when we go on an Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, The Oasis of the Seas.

 

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