Cold nights beget Northern Lights. Thea and I went to Iceland in January to check them out. After hanging out in Reykjavik for a few days we tagged along with Extreme Iceland for a road trip across the south to the east side of the island. We saw a bunch of places that we couldn't pronounce on the first day, including some waterfalls (Skogafoss, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss) and a black sand beach (Vik, Reynisdrangar sea stacks). The next day was spent exploring ice caves on the Svinafellsjokull Glacier in Skaftafell and checking out the long sunset at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
A few takeaways:
-there isn't much daylight during the winter, but quality > quantity. It's always golden hour.
-the Northern Lights are even more amazing in person.
-Schnapps is meh.
-Iceland knows how to do butter.
-Don't try the shark, not even to say you did. Just don't.
-Sony A7Sii (Zeiss 16-35, Zeiss 55, 1/8th Black Pro Mist)
-iPhone 5s, iPhone 6+
-GoPro Hero4 Black
(Note: most of the grading was done using Terrence Wilkin's Primetime LUT)