In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, appear in the sky over Bifrost, Western Iceland. Police in Iceland say tourists often underestimate the challenging conditions posed by Iceland’s twisty, narrow and icy roads in the winter.
Gunnlaugur Bjornsson, astrophysicist at the University of Iceland, is among the local scientists involved in a project studying the aurora borealis, saying much was still unknown about the Northern Lights and the vast system that controlled them.

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, appear in the sky over Bifrost, Western Iceland. Police in Iceland say tourists often underestimate the challenging conditions posed by Iceland’s twisty, narrow and icy roads in the winter.
Gunnlaugur Bjornsson, astrophysicist at the University of Iceland, is among the local scientists involved in a project studying the aurora borealis, saying much was still unknown about the Northern Lights and the vast system that controlled them.

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, appear in the sky over Bifrost, Western Iceland. Police in Iceland say tourists are often putting themselves at risk searching for the Northern Lights, whose spectacular streaks of color light up the winter skies at night.

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

A tourist from Singapore photographs the Godafoss waterfall, a landmark view in northern Iceland, on Dec. 16. Police say sleep-deprived tourists are dividing their attentions between the road and the sky when searching for a view of the Northern Lights.

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights

Tourists park their rental car to capture a landscape vista of the Akureyri town, a regional capital in northern Iceland, on Dec. 19. Police in Iceland say tourists are often putting themselves at risk searching for the Northern Lights, whose spectacular streaks of color light up the winter skies at night.
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