Aurora Hunting Night

Before we check in to the hotel, we decided to visit the famous Hallgrímskirkja church. I am the only one that came over to have a view when I have a morning jog on the other day, but it was just a brief one. The exterior of course is magnificent, but I am also impress with the details and grand interior design within the church. The 360 degree view from the top of the tower towards every corner of Reykjavik is also very breathtaking. We have our dinner in Loki cafe just opposite of Hallgrímskirkja before back to the hotel for some rest.

Magnificent Hallgrímskirkja.

Magnificent Hallgrímskirkja.

Beautiful interior of Hallgrímskirkja

Beautiful interior of Hallgrímskirkja

Shot along pillar.

Shot along pillar.

A large pipe organ in Hallgrímskirkja.

A large pipe organ in Hallgrímskirkja.

At the front of the church.

At the front of the church.

Beautiful roof design with the large pipe organ.

Beautiful roof design with the large pipe organ.

Elevator ticket to the top of Hallgrímskirkja.

Elevator ticket to the top of Hallgrímskirkja.

A piano in the church.

A piano in the church.

Beautiful glass art window.

Beautiful glass art window.

Me with Ying Ying at top of Hallgrímskirkja. - Photo credited to Hybrid.

Me with Ying Ying at top of Hallgrímskirkja. Photo credited to Hybrid.

360 view of Reykjavik.

360 view of Reykjavik.

Famous view of Reykjavik from Hallgrímskirkja.

Famous view of Reykjavik from Hallgrímskirkja.

Blur version.

Blur version.

Maximum occupant is 6, Hybrid and CJ queue for next one.

Maximum occupant is 6, Hybrid and CJ queue for next one.

Love birds with Hallgrímskirkja.

Love birds with Hallgrímskirkja.

The statue of explorer Leif Eriksson.

The statue of explorer Leif Eriksson.

Easily the most visited church in Iceland.

Easily the most visited church in Iceland.

Hallgrímskirkja and the statue of Leif Eriksson.

Hallgrímskirkja and the statue of Leif Eriksson.

CK with Hallgrímskirkja.

CK with Hallgrímskirkja.

Me with Hallgrímskirkja. - Photo credited to Hybrid.

Me with Hallgrímskirkja. Photo credited to Hybrid.

Public toilet in the city.

Public toilet in the city.

Wish to try the pancake but it seem a bit overprice.

Wish to try the pancake but it seem a bit overprice.

A shop with unique design. - Photo credited to Hybrid.

A shop with unique design. Photo credited to Hybrid.

Loki cafe.

Loki cafe.

Interior of the cafe.

Interior of the cafe.

We reach our hostel and take turns to have our bath on the public toilet. While we waiting, we met fellow Malaysian having their dinner via the public kitchen. They are coming from Ireland, and we chit chat a lot and share our travel experiences in Iceland to them as they only reach a day earlier, while we almost end our journey here. End up our bath took like an hour before we get some good rest back in our room.

Everyone are very tired and just want to have a good sleep, hence it was only me and Hybrid that is still energetic to do some aurora hunt out there. Hybrid bring me over to an empty spot with total dark which is near to a golf course. We spend an hour or two here but there isn't any signs hence we decided a bite on the famous sausages again, before heading home to ask others if they want to join us or not since they already took some nap. Surprisingly everyone is interested except Gary, and we proceed for second trial at the same spot.

Finally after around another 1-2 hours, we manage to hunt some slim aurora but still barely can be seen by naked eyes, but still we are quite satisfied with it.

First round of sighting experience over the city.

First round of sighting experience over the city.

On the road back to pick up the rest of the team.

On the road back to pick up the rest of the team.

Here you came aurora!

Here you came aurora!

Hybrid moving during slow shutter speed shot.

Hybrid moving during slow shutter speed shot.

Worth the wait after all!

Worth the wait after all!

Minion with aurora!

Minion with aurora!

Dark cloud invading....

Dark cloud invading....

Blur CJ with the aurora.

Blur CJ with the aurora.

It get all covered soon....

It get all covered soon....

Let's call it a day.

Let's call it a day.

The starry sky is very beautiful too.

The starry sky is very beautiful too.

Two cents on the aurora sighting, always treat this as a bonus of the trip, don't burden or pressure yourself too much and felt that it is a waste if the trip completed without a proper sighting of aurora, it is not! Iceland itself is very beautiful in term of its natural scenic and stunning landscape, definitely a very enjoyable and memorable trip for me, I believe for the whole PPP team too!

One more day and we are about to leave Iceland.

Hallgrímskirkja - Iceland

November 2016

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