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A Tale of the Northern Lights

I become addicted to the Northern Lights since I've seen them the first time in my life in Porjus, Sweden 2013. Undoubtedly it's the most beautiful thing I've seen in my life. It kinda makes you shocked and speechless. You can never get enough of watching the beauty of the Lights. Despite the fact that outside is dark or frozen, you'll simply become numb to any other senses and troubles around yourself and you'll completely feel isolated and happy. It's an unfortunate that it can't be seen any time we want or anywhere we want.

I was lucky to see the Northern Lights (also known as "Aurora Borealis" or southern version "Aurora Australis") third year in a row. First Porjus and Kiruna, Sweden in 2013, secondly Skaftafell and Blue Lagoon, Iceland in 2014 and lastly Lyngen, Norway in 2015 and Alta, Norway in 2016. Below you can watch a 2 minutes long photo lapse of my photographs.

Here you can find some helpful links about the Northern Lights.

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My Published Wallpapers at InterfaceLIFT

Some of my submissions managed to be featured on the main page of InterfaceLIFT via votes of the visitors. You can download my wallpaper with many resolution options up to 3840x2160px from InterfaceLIFT website.

For Windows 8 users: When you make a JPEG as your desktop wallpaper then Windows is automatically decompressing the image quality. To avoid this you should convert your image to PNG format then set it as desktop background.

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Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

After visiting Swedish Lapland in 2013 and seeing all winter beauties and magnificent Northern Lights, I simply couldn’t stop myself from booking another destination to see them again. My main purpose was to see the Northern Lights once again and after I looked for Iceland photos on the web, they just amazed me. The lights can be seen from almost everywhere in Iceland and best thing is that you don’t experience extreme cold like I did in Lapland last year.

There is no direct flight from Turkey to Iceland so I had to choose a connection and that was Copenhagen, Denmark. After 3 hours flight with Icelandair, by the way it’s a very cool airline, I arrived to Reykjavik, the Capital of Iceland. Iceland population is over 330k people and 200k are living in Reykjavik and rest of them are living in rest of the country and it’s not a small island (World’s 108th ranked in total area size). They speak Icelandic language and that language is the same language of Vikings. Other Scandinavian languages are interfered with German and English, so they told me. Most of them can speak and understand English very well.

Wooden crafts is a tradition in Iceland.

On the way from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik City Centre I’ve seen some road signs and it’s written as “Welcome to the land of Elves, Vikings”. It really makes you feel great that you are actually in the land that has been a stage for many great movies and TV shows apart from many great historical events and sagas. You can check the list by clicking here.

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