Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Arctic Circle Cruise October 2019 - Alta part 3, The Northern Lights.

Before I start I must tell you that I did not take these photos. They were all taken by friends we made on the cruise, and who had bought special equipment and lens in the hope of getting photos of the event. They very kindly shared them with me.
As I mentioned in my last post, we took a private tour the first night in Alta but didn't see the Northern Lights. Those who couldn't get on that tour took a shorter one the following night but had to be back onboard by 10.30pm as we were sailing at 11pm.
As it turned out, they were the ones who got lucky.
We did see the Lights ourselves from our balcony on the ship but my photos are very inferior to these and not worth posting.
I lay on the lounger on our balcony in the -12C temperature wrapped up in blankets and fleeces, looking up to the sky and snapping away hoping to get one decent shot, but they all turned out very grainy. At least we did see them though.
So here are the good photos not taken by me!

I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Wordless Wednesday blog hop.


  1. So beautiful!!! It must have been a glorious sight in person.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  2. Lovely photos very atmospheric :-) (that is a big word for me)

  3. That really had to be some amazing sight to see.

  4. That is something I would love to see in person someday. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. WOW! Those photos are amazing.

  6. 3 makes everything look almost "light" and the color in 6 is so vivid !!! thanx for sharing; Lord knows when anyone, unless you live there, will be able to see the lights again :( ♥♥

  7. Wow! I love seeing photos of the northern lights, someday I'll go and see for myself.

  8. Happy Wordless Wednesday!! These photos are just so beautiful. We never seen the Northern Lights before in person. Thanks for sharing. We hope you are having a wonderful start to your week.
    World of Animals

  9. Beautiful! We've always wanted to see the Northern Lights :)

  10. Oh wow! What an awesome sight to see and to photograph ~ thanks to your friends ~ So glad you got see this and share it with us ^_^

    Keep calm and Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Absolutely awesome. I've been to Alaska once but we never did see the Northern Lights due to cloud cover (plus it wasn't the best time of year). Thanks to your cruise friends for sharing.

  12. Wonderful photos ! Wonderful friends !

  13. Oh my goodness.............the Northern Lights are so amazing to me. Mother Nature's light show. How kind of your friends to share the photos - I imagine it's beyond amazing to see them in person.

    Hugs, Pam

  14. To see this is my dream ! I certainly will do a cruise there next year or whenever I can it is so beautiful. For the moment we are not allowed to travel.

  15. I don't have a bucket list but seeing the Northern Lights is something I would love to do one day. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous images with us!

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

  16. Words really cannot describe the majesty and marvel that is natures light show. So sorry you couldnt get your own great shots, but at least you did get to see them!

  17. Mom says she often saw the Northern Lights from the cockpit on flights to Europe back when she was a flight attendant. They were up by Greenland and would be beautiful to see.


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