This is a shortened, Aurora-only version of
GATES TO THE ARCTIC - Northern Norway Landscape and Aurora Borealis Timelapse
To view the full version including all landscape timelapse sequences go to: vimeo.com/52619331
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This video features timelapse sequences from my trip to the polar circle of norway, mostly the Tromsø area (Kvaløya, Ringvassøya, Lyngsalpan and some other areas of the Troms county). For me, as a greenhorn, Tromsø turned out to be a perfect base for the journey. It‘s a nice city with every comforts like hotels, bed and breakfasts, an airport, car rentals, supermarkets, restaurants etc. You can easily access the coastal and mountain areas from there and make it back to your warm hotel bed even if you stay out late. It‘s even possible to go to the Lofoten islands from there, but it‘s still a 6 hour drive.
Here are some of the websites that I constantly checked out and considered for getting the optimal Aurora display. It‘s some pretty nerdy stuff but I highly recommend to do so. But in the end you just need some luck and patience, I guess.
3 HOUR KP INDEX - This one is pretty exact and reliable. It shows you the auroral activity in 3 hourly steps.
27 DAY AURORA FORECAST - This weekly updated list gives you somewhat exact information about the sun activity, which directly influences the Aurora Display. The values change a lot though, don‘t align your trip regarding this list.
AURORA DISPLAY Works good together with the 3 hour KP Index. Shows the dimensions of the recent Aurora.
TROMSØ WEATHER A good and reliable weather forecast source.
TROMSØ WEBCAM Just to get a glimpse.
If you have any questions about the trip in general or if you‘re planning a trip yourself just drop me a line. I‘d be happy to help.
Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm 2,8 Di II VC, Hama DCCS intervalometer, Manfrotto 525MVB tripod with 501HDV Pro Head, Cullmann MagicPod
Adobe Premiere CS6, Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6
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