Aurora Hunting

Jagged mountains rising above stunning lakes, sub-zero temperatures and a unique quality of light: the hunt for the Northern Lights is on. Joe Rainbow visited the Lofoten Islands in Norway and has a spectacular tale to tell.

I first met up with Antony Spencer, Peter Spencer and Andy Farrer at Land’s End in Cornwall in January, 2010, for a shoot on the cliffs. Tony asked me if I fancied a trip to Norway to see the Aurora in October. Yes, was the immediate answer, although slightly surprised by the invitation since I did not know him or the others at all, except for exchanged comments on-line about landscape pictures.

Having met up with the rest of our group in the form of Hamish Roots and Gary Newman, five of us flew at night into Tromso in the Arctic Circle. We saw our first glimpse of the Aurora through the windows of the plane; in fact, we were invited into the cockpit to witness the spectacle, which was a great taste of what...

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    A great article, which brings back fond memories of an equally great trip to Finland that I made myself this earlier this year.

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    Mike Higgins S.Devon on

    A really interesting article -with super photos as a bonus . A wonderful trip and so very well captured in all aspects .

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