Seeing the Northern Lights at 35,000 Feet Is the Best Reason to Fly to Iceland

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Iceland’s board of tourism is doing something right because the country has become a holiday hotspot in recent years. Apparently, even the flight up north can be a spectacular experience, as you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the northern lights from 35,000 feet.

Most people would try and sleep on a nighttime flight, especially when it's a nine hour flight from New York. But finding himself on a mostly empty plane, Aryeh Nirenberg set up his Nikon D810 on a tripod to capture this amazing footage of the northern lights through the aircraft’s window.

If airlines could guarantee a view like this on every flight, we’d be less upset about having to pay to check bags, and other outrageous fees these days. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]