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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 03:08 PM
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Iceland Northrn Lights visible volcano eruption? + need Iceland advice

My husband and I are contemplating a trip to Reykyavik in December.
We were wondering if the Northern Lights will be visible or hampered by the volcano eruption.
How much daylight is available in December since I am a serious competition photographer and want to capture the beautiful landscapes?
What can we expecf in terms of temperatures?
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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 08:16 PM
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Very, very short daylight ( 4 hours) - see http://sunrisesunset.com/calendar.as...pe=0&use_dst=0

Temperature between 28 and 36 Deg.F
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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 08:19 PM
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depending on exactly when in December - there is between 4 and 4.5 hours of daylight. Basically sunrise is around 11:30 AM - sunset around 3:30 PM.

Seeing the northern lights is never a sure thing. If you want to go to Iceland, great. IF you see the northern lights consider it the cherry on top.
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Old Oct 1st, 2010, 08:20 PM
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was posting the same time as valtor . . .
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Northern lights activity has not been this low in 100 years.
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As for the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, this has all died done months ago. We were in Iceland twice in nthe last month and there was no flight disruption at all and no visible sign of smoke or ash from anywhere we visited (within 2 hours of Reykjavik).

We didn't see the aurora borealis ourselves (though I have seen it before in Scotland). A taxi driver in Reykjavik told us it is seen frequently in Iceland between October and March, but the main problem is usually cloud cover spoiling the view.
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We visited Reykjavik at end of May this year. The vulcano was not active at all, there were no day trip there, as it was nothing special to see.
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