‘Northern Lights catcher’ wanted: Hotel in Iceland offers free accommodation and flights in return for a month’s-worth of aurora photographs
- Hotel Ranga is seeking a photographer to capture the Aurora Borealis
- Remote Hotel Ranga is frequented by those keen to glimpse the Aurora Borealis
- The Northern Lights are created by disturbances in Earth’s magnetosphere
If you’re a keen photographer and fancy a free trip to Iceland – this offer is worth a shot.
The country’s Hotel Ranga is searching for its first official ‘Northern Lights catcher’, who will be tasked with capturing breathtaking shots of the Aurora Borealis’s vibrant colours for a month.
In return, the luxury resort will provide room and board and flights to and from Iceland will be covered.
Hotel Ranga, pictured above, is on the hunt for a resident ‘Northern Lights catcher,’ who will be tasked with capturing breathtaking shots of the Aurora Borealis’s vibrant colours for a month
A haven for those hoping to catch sight of the Aurora, Hotel Ranga (above) has 50 bedrooms
To be in with a chance of snapping up the role, candidates must have a strong social media presence and a good deal of photography experience.
The winning photographer will be granted access to the Ranga Observatory each night, which features a roof that rolls down to showcase views of the Milky Way.
The 50-bedroom hotel is in South Iceland and faces out on the East Ranga River, known for its abundance of salmon. And the Mount Hekla volcano is visible in the distance.
Rooms at the luxury resort start at £271 (€320) per night
Miles away from the light pollution of the cities, Hotel Ranga is frequented by those who are keen to catch a glimpse of the legendary Aurora Borealis.
Rooms at the hotel start at £271 (€320) per night.
The Northern Lights are created by disturbances in Earth’s magnetosphere, caused by a flow of particles from the Sun, and are usually concentrated around the Earth’s magnetic poles.
A phenomenon of science and nature, the Northern Lights are created by disturbances in Earth’s magnetosphere, caused by a flow of particles from the Sun
Though the phenomenon can occur all year round, the Northern Lights typically appear between August and April, lighting up the skies anytime between sunset and sunrise.
The aurora can be seen near the poles of both the northern and southern hemispheres.
In the north, the display is known as the Aurora Borealis, and in the south, the Aurora Australis.