Iceland- the place to experience some aurora activity and catch this incredible phenomenon surrounded by some spectacular nature.
Reykjavik is an optimal destination to come to tick seeing the Northern Lights off of your bucket list. They are visible for eight months a year, from early September to the end of April and in any of these months, you are likely to see some aurora activity—it just depends on your luck, the weather and solar activity.
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The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. They appear as dancing lights high in the sky and are visible in a variety of magical colors.
However, to witness the Aurora Borealis in all their glory requires patience, luck, and the following conditions to be met:
- You must be looking between September to April
- The night must be as dark as possible
- There should be as little unnatural light as possible
- There should be little to no cloud cover
- There must be enough solar activity
Here is another great tip:
Locals usually know best! You can increase the chance to see the lights by booking a tour with local experts. They do not only know about the perfect conditions but can also take you to stunning places to make the most out of this experience.
Also, get some essential photo tips from professional photographer and aurora borealis hunter Óli Haukur, aka OZZO, to keep in mind when searching for the perfect shot.