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  • Have you ever seen a dragon in the sky? 😎

    Although real flying dragons don't exist, a huge dragon-shaped aurora developed in the sky over Iceland earlier this month.
    The aurora was caused by a hole in the Sun's corona that expelled charged particles into a solar wind that followed a changing interplanetary magnetic field to Earth's magnetosphere.
    As some of those particles then struck Earth's atmosphere, they excited atoms which subsequently emitted light: aurora. This iconic display was so enthralling that the photographer's mother ran out to see it and was captured in the foreground.
    No sunspots have appeared on the Sun so far in February, making the multiple days of picturesque auroral activity this month somewhat surprising.
  • Have you ever seen a dragon in the sky? 😎

Although real flying dragons don't exist, a huge dragon-shaped aurora developed in the sky over Iceland earlier this month. 
The aurora was caused by a hole in the Sun's corona that expelled charged particles into a solar wind that followed a changing interplanetary magnetic field to Earth's magnetosphere. 
As some of those particles then struck Earth's atmosphere, they excited atoms which subsequently emitted light: aurora. This iconic display was so enthralling that the photographer's mother ran out to see it and was captured in the foreground. 
No sunspots have appeared on the Sun so far in February, making the multiple days of picturesque auroral activity this month somewhat surprising.
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  • Icelanders read the world's highest number of books per capita (those long winter nights). If you're ever in Reykjavik, check out Mal Og Menning on Laugavegur (the main shopping street) which has lots of interesting books in English, a table of Eng lang thrillers for 500 kronur (serious bargain) and Icelandic secondhand classics. I almost bought a Laxness (he won the Nobel in the 1950s) as I liked the covers but sense prevailed. Rosie bought an Asterix book in Danish; she has studied it whereas I know but two words in Icelandic.
    #book #bookstagram #bookshop #bookstagrammer #Iceland #icelandic #reykjavik #classicbooks
  • Icelanders read the world's highest number of books per capita (those long winter nights). If you're ever in Reykjavik, check out Mal Og Menning on Laugavegur (the main shopping street) which has lots of interesting books in English, a table of Eng lang thrillers for 500 kronur (serious bargain) and Icelandic secondhand classics. I almost bought a Laxness (he won the Nobel in the 1950s) as I liked the covers but sense prevailed. Rosie bought an Asterix book in Danish; she has studied it whereas I know but two words in Icelandic.
#book #bookstagram #bookshop #bookstagrammer #Iceland #icelandic #reykjavik #classicbooks
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  • One of the coolest hikes 😍 ❤
    Up to certain time you could drive to this place pretty close, but now you have to just leave car by the road at unmarked place and follow the river up stream, going through swamps, fields with wild horses and moss covered ground for about hour. On the way you already experience and see a lot and once you get there, chill and have picnic by this blue glacier water waterfall, which in reality is pretty big, simply enjoy and take in all this beauty 😍😍🇮🇸
  • One of the coolest hikes 😍 ❤
Up to certain time you could drive to this place pretty close, but now you have to just leave car by the road at unmarked place and follow the river up stream, going through swamps, fields with wild horses and moss covered ground for about hour. On the way you already experience and see a lot and once you get there, chill and have picnic by this blue glacier water waterfall, which in reality is pretty big, simply enjoy and take in all this beauty 😍😍🇮🇸
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  • The sounds from the glacier must be the most fascinating and scary sound there is.
  • The sounds from the glacier must be the most fascinating and scary sound there is.
  •  13  1 31 minutes ago

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  • Shapes of ice 🇮🇸
  • Shapes of ice 🇮🇸
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  • Cracks appear over a frozen section of Langisjór.
    Stormy winter weather in the highlands often leads to some interesting scenes as temperatures rise above freezing. Once the snow has blown away from the surface of the lake, the endless textures, cracks and patterns are revealed in the ice beneath. Always a pleasure to observe these scenes from the sky 🤘🏼
    Shot for @icelandair.
    #MyStopover
  • Cracks appear over a frozen section of Langisjór.
Stormy winter weather in the highlands often leads to some interesting scenes as temperatures rise above freezing. Once the snow has blown away from the surface of the lake, the endless textures, cracks and patterns are revealed in the ice beneath. Always a pleasure to observe these scenes from the sky 🤘🏼
Shot for @icelandair. 
#MyStopover
  •  3,320  34 36 minutes ago

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  • One of my fav shots from Iceland, right before this city got buried under snow the next day!
  • One of my fav shots from Iceland, right before this city got buried under snow the next day!
  •  100  5 38 minutes ago