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Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

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Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

Hi, hoping to see the Aurora tonight, staying in the Vik area.

The website vedur shows clear skies but no solar activity, level 0.

The GI institute shows solar activity of Level 3 moderate, which would be fantastic!

…alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/Europe/2013/12/04

Any help or advice please?

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1. Re: Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

It´s now 19:48, and the lights are already "on"

Find a high point, or somewhere you can see towards the north like Mýrdalssandur area.

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2. Re: Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

Thanks for this, we went to the lighthouse for around 4 hours, and saw them.

Tonight (for 3 nights) we stay in Thingvellir National Park.....any advice?!

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3. Re: Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

Snap, the exact same thing happened to us on 4th December. We were checking both Vedur and GI Institute We were lucky to experience the Northern Lights around approx. 8.30pm for a few hours but then they died down again. Looked better in hubbies photos than to the naked eye. It's an excuse to go back again as didn't see the 'dancing spectacular' lights that we hoped for! Enjoy the rest of your trip, we came home on 5th!

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4. Re: Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

Lisa 'looked better in hubbies photos, than to the naked eye' I had heard that was sometimes the case. You seemed to have enjoyed it whatever you were able to achieve..

Edited: 08 December 2013, 21:53
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5. Re: Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

It pays off in the end to do the tours with the experts.

Most companies cancelled their tours last Saturday, but the Emperor of the Northern Lights still delivered:

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6. Re: Vik, Aurora tonight...conflicting forecasts. Please help.

Must ask someone about this 'Emperor' person.

Edited: 09 December 2013, 22:32
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