|Northern Lights in Murmansk January 20 as photographed by Mikhail Rzhavin.|
"Seeing Aurora Borealis with my own eyes" is one experience I am dying to tick off from my bucket list. However I still couldn't afford a trip up to Scandinavia to do just that! On January 3, when I was in Elbrus, I came across an article on "Yahoo!Travel" that says 2016 will be the last chance to see the Northern Lights before they dim for a decade. From that moment onward, my decision was sealed: I am going to Murmansk.
|another photograph by Mikhail Rzhavin, found on the facebook|
page: Northern Lights Murmansk Aurora Borealis
During our hunting tour, Mr. Oleg brought us across the river to take in the nice night of Murmansk city. Then, he drove us to his secret aurora spot where we prayed fervently for a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Mr. Oleg even prepared hot tea while we waited, and a bottle of (rum?) to celebrate the sighting. Weather was not the best when we were on our hunt. Fortunately we managed to locate a window of clear sky and later, witnessed a spectacular dance of the spirits from a distance.
|Photo Credits: Ng Yung Jeat|
|Aurora Borealis in Murmansk.|
Photo by: Visit Murmansk
Thanks to Mr. Олег Теребенин from Visit Murmansk and v-leto.ru for organizing our trip.
Contact: Mr. Oleg Pavlovich Terebenin
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