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The Entire Icelandic City Of Reykjavik Turned Off All Its Lights For The Northern Lights, This Is What They Saw

Saving electricity never looked so cool.

BY DIANA BRUK | Oct 1, 2016 | Travel

It sounds like something out of a children's story. An entire city turned off all of its street lights one night so that all of its citizens could look up and see swirling beams of green and purple in the sky. It happened on Wednesday night in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, and the results were nothing short of awe-inspiring.

 

 

 

Crazy #auroraborealis #northernlights #hallgrimskirkja

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Shot 3 nights ago on my birthday. Great show 🌌 #birthday #show #northernlights #auroraborealis #reykjavik #iceland

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Shot 3 nights ago on my birthday. Great show 🌌 #birthday #show #northernlights #auroraborealis #reykjavik #iceland

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Northern lights over Esja last night.

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Not a bad view from my window! #northernlights #aurora #Reykjavik #Iceland #nightlife #purple #everydayiceland

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If you want to see for yourself, the best time to see the northern lights in Iceland is between September and mid-April.

From: Country Living.