It was a lovely morning crisp clear and cold. For the next 2.5 hours we knocked ourselves out photographing ice chunks again as the light came up and eventually the sun rose. Only 6 of us hardy souls ventured out. I must admit I nearly didn't as I was (and still am) desperately tired but I'm so glad I did. This morning was without doubt the best by far.
At 8.30 we raced back to the hotel scoffed a very hurried breakfast, showered, packed and left at 10.30 for a drive to the airport at Höfn (pronounced Hup). We saw quite a few reindeer on the way. I was surprised at how small they are and grey rather than brown and no antlers. We enjoyed the luxury of a chartered 18 seater plane to fly us to Akureyri (Ah-coo-rere). No baggage issues, no tickets, no in flight briefing, it didn’t matter how many people we had as the plane was ours. It was a 35 min flight and the scenery was stunning. We flew over Iceland's (and the worlds) largest glacier. A plane load of photogs is quite amusing; all you can hear is ka-chunk, ka-chunk of the shutters. We didn't get time to have a look about the town but from what we did see Akureyri is very cute with colourful houses and some very like gingerbread houses.
After driving to our accommodation for tonight we dumped our bags were off to Godafoss (yes, another waterfall). I must admit I'm waterfalled out now.
As we got back from dinner I was standing on the veranda and looked up to discover a strong aurora immediately above us. My yelp alerted everyone else and we grabbed our gear and tore across a snowy paddock to find a spot that we could shoot without any light pollution. I was going to have an early night but the excitement of seeing a strong aurora put paid to that.