Dream Travel to Iceland

Most winters I’m lucky that my work takes me to warm locales such as California and Hawaii. And when work isn’t calling, I am booking my own flights somewhere with warm lighting and gorgeous light. Working as a local in Los Angeles has it’s perks (escaping Brooklyn’s cold winter). When A travel deal popped up to Iceland in December, the start of a NY winter, without hesitation I booked my tickets.

It has been a dream of mine to see the Northern Lights. While in Alaska’s Denali National Park in 2014 I was hiking, camping¬†and photographing grizzlies. Each night we made camp, waited for total darkness and each night… it rained. After spending 4 nights rained out without getting the chance to see the clear skies lighting up with the aurora’s brilliance, I knew I needed a redo.

If you’re after this wonderful natural sight too, and are headed to Iceland, I have a few suggestions for you. Check out the weather radar and make sure you are aiming for clear skies. Leave the comfort of the busy cities and let darkness settle in. A great resource for the Northern Lights Forecast can be found here¬†and for finding dark skies check out this link. That’s your basic formula for seeing this indescribable beauty. I was there in March and full darkness occurred around 10:30 pm, so make sure you have a thermos full of hot tea or coffee cause you have to be a night owl to witness it.

About Ryan Struck

I am a self-taught Brooklyn based photographer. Earning a BA in History allowed me to investigate the things that have occurred in the world of which I knew nothing about. In that same spirit, photography allows me to be curious about the world and what surrounds us. I enjoy saving poignant moments through a visual medium, documenting lifestyle often fulfills this need quite nicely. I love what I do. When not at home shooting I can be found traveling in search of surf and inspiring natural lighting. My desire to capture images that help viewers imagine the instant the shutter clicked fuels my passion to combine beautiful light, people and places.
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