Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs and his group of avid and hearty travelers in Churchill for northern lights had time to learn the art of igloo building in frigid minus 50 C Arctic temperatures. Despite the piercing cold, everyone enjoyed the experience and immersed themselves in an authentic Arctic situation and survivalist technique utilized by hunters and travelers out on the tundra and ice of the far north. This system has saved lives every year in the extreme weather of the Arctic. Hopefully, we will bring you some tantalizing northern lights from this adventure in the next couple of days. Churchill’s aurora borealis season is heating up even during this incredibly cold stretch!
This awe-inspiring video compilation from Alan Dyer in Churchill portrays the essence of experiencing the northern lights in such a remote and beautiful raw location. This season more than ever has literally shed inspirational “light” on the town of Churchill and all the strong people that have endured being isolated even more since the Hudson Bay Rail Line has been washed out. Hopefully, before next aurora season, the train will be back running to Churchill and the northern lights will be shining just as brightly!
This short film, Eye of the Storm is set in Iceland. Storms of all kinds form in Iceland with, sand, ash, snow, rain and solar being the most common. Storms often demonstrate the power of nature and its effects on our planet Earth. Natures mystery is unveiled when we see the landscapes created from They reveal nature’s beauty and its hand in creating the landscapes visible today. This compilation was filmed in Iceland between February and March of 2014 when a phenomenal solar flare and coronal mass ejection collided with Earth’s atmosphere. The northern lights emanating from particles colliding with the atmosphere are just supernatural in appearance. Enjoy!
This awesome ice inukshuk welcomes travelers to Iqaluit in the Arctic. These iconic northern features mark trails or food caches. They were also used by caribou hunters to herd the animals toward an area for harvest. No feature, other than the stoic polar bear, is more recognizable in the open Arctic tundra then these, usually stone inukshuks. An ice one captures the soft colors and light of the region!
Northern lights season is upon us in Churchill and these Aurora Domes about 10 kilometers outside of town are a prime location to view the aurora borealis. With a comfortable warm environment when the temperatures out on the tundra are below zero, travelers can take in the most spectacular northern lights in the norther hemisphere! If you can ever make the trip to Churchill during January through March, make sure the domes are on your itinerary!