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can you see the northern lights
Northern Lights Diary

Can you see the Northern Lights…

Yes. If the Northern Lights are strong enough you can see them with your naked eye. However, most photographs of the Northern Lights are taken with special camera setups, and at least a long shutter speed. So the lights almost always look more dramatic in photographs, however, the majesty of the moment as you gaze up at the aurora shimmering above you cannot fully be described even in the most incredible photo. Maybe it is time just to put your phone away and enjoy the moment!

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Sea Trips - Northern Lights and Whale Watching on a yacht in Iceland
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Where is Iceland?

We are the youngest country in Europe to be created by nature! Iceland sits on the Mid – Atlantic Ridge, which’s between two tectonic plates. Over millennia volcanoes have spewed out so much molten rock that Iceland grew to the land we know today. It is still growing, by about 2.5cm a year which is extremely fast, geologically speaking.

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An orca - also known as a killer whale is swimming in calm waters near Reykjavik, Iceland. Its blow as it breathes out can be clearly seen, and it is unfazed by the whale watching yacht that the photo is taken from.
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Can you feed the whales?

When wild marine mammals are captured they have to be taught how to eat dead fish. It goes against their nature – they are more predators than scavengers. And the quantities our whales consume are huge – if you try to bring on half a ton of live krill and small fish we are going to have questions.

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huge whale tail lifted from the water. Whale watching trips often see this behaviour. 
Whale Watching Diary

What do whales feel like to touch?

Different whales feel different to touch – some are covered in barnacles and scars, whale lice and seaweed! But the normal skin feels incredibly smooth – I once read it described as a peeled hard-boiled egg – a description that made me laugh but is actually pretty accurate.

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can the northern lights hurt you
Northern Lights Diary

Can the Northern Lights hurt you? Yes or no.

Diamond Beach is many tourists top Icelandic destination when they visit our shores, and for good reason. It is so far from anything they have at home, it’s hard to even comprehend what is being seen. The black sand beach is scattered with clear, often blue tinted icebergs of varying sizes, sparkling in the sunshine.

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glacier face at glacier lagoon - the sky, the ice and the water are all very blue. 
Island Explorer Diary

Hiking on Glaciers in Iceland; Dangers and Delights.

Iceland’s nickname is ‘The land of Ice and Fire.’ The fire part is our volcanos, if you want to learn about whether you can see an erupting volcano on your visit click here. As for the ice, that is our incredible glaciers that take up about 10% of our land, and almost everyone who visits our shores wants to see them, and we totally understand why!

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dolphin bowriding are commonly seen on our luxury whale watching tours 
Whale Watching Diary

Are dolphins whales? yes or no.

There is no such thing as a stupid question, and our guides are happy to answer any you may have, but one of the top questions we get asked (after “Can a whale eat a human?”) is are dolphins whales.

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Humpback whale full breach viewed from a luxury whale watching tour from Reykjavik in Iceland
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Can a whale swallow a human?

Throughout history there are stories of humans being swallowed by whales, even in the bible there is the story of Jonah and the whale… but is this actually possible? Should you be scared that should you fall overboard whilst whale watching you’ll get gobbled up by a giant creature from the deep?

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1st December 2022

Whale Watching at 13:15 – CANCELLED
Northern Lights Cruise at 21:00 – ON

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