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Icelandic Saga and the Northern Lights

Before I say anything, let me confirm this, Iceland isn’t completely Icy.

Haven’t you all seen the bollywood song Gerua from Dilwale ? The amazing picturisation, the background, the scenic spots. They all seemed to be so unrealistic, didn’t they ?

Well, hold on, they were all completely realistic, existing and natural. That’s how the Iceland truly is.

With no pre-plans whatsoever, I decided to visit Iceland to witness the spectacular Northern lights. Aurora borealis popularly known as the Northern lights is a natural phenomenon caused due to collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south. The lights appear in many colors, pale green and pink being most common.The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.

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