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A Northern Lights night to remember in Iceland

Contrary to belief

Contrary to belief the Northern Lights are not always green and not always flickering horizontally. They come in some amazingly different forms. PIC greenzowie

Unless non-stop chilliness and cold and almost non-stop darkness 24/7 is your idea of a great day there is not too much to recommend the Icelandic winter.

 

Curtain falling on the Northern light show in Iceland

What it´s all about. With darkness fading so are the Northern lights. PIC NASA

What it´s all about. With darkness fading so are the Northern lights. PIC NASA

Team Total Iceland keeps stumbling across ads from various parties offering Northern Light package trips to Iceland. In some cases excellent value too. But there is a reason for the low price.

 

Best way to capture the Northern lights in Iceland on camera

Northern Lights dances are hard to capture on film unless you know some basic tips

One of the most magnificent things to see with your own eyes in nature is undoubtedly the dance of the Northern lights in Iceland. Even better to capture their magnetic dances on film.

 

An ode to the Northern lights

Amazing picture of Northern lights dancing above the tectonic rift in Thingvellir Iceland. PIC Arnar Valdimarsson

Amazing picture of Northern lights dancing above the tectonic rift in Thingvellir Iceland. PIC Arnar Valdimarsson

There really is no shortage of competition regarding the Northern lights. Those flickering wavy flares of green and yellow thundering across the skies above the Nordic every winter is a sight so common no one except tourist agencies give them a second thought.

 

The end of the Northern lights in Iceland

Has the curtain fallen for the last time on earth´s greatest show? PIC gre2404

Has the curtain fallen for the last time on earth´s greatest show? PIC gre2404

Here´s information you won´t find anywhere on websites or in brochures from local tour agencies. There is a possibility there won´t be much chance of seeing the magnificent Northern lights in the near future in Iceland or anywhere else for that matter.

 

In Iceland, the show-stopper is often a no-show

Three trips to Iceland at the best time possible. Still no sign of the Northern lights. PIC petquie

Three trips to Iceland at the best time possible. Still no sign of the Northern lights. PIC petquie

Team Total Iceland is pretty proud right about now. How many short headlines can boast of two dashes?

Yeah,we know it is not strictly the Reuters recommended way but what the hell!…

 

The absolute basics about the Northern lights in Iceland

Should the skies be clear you can most often catch a glimpse of greatness in Iceland. PIC Emil Kopke

Should the skies be clear you can most often catch a glimpse of greatness in Iceland. PIC Emil Kopke

Not so long ago we met a very eager tourist in downtown Reykjavik. This individual had just arrived that same morning and could not wait to go Northern light hunting the following night.

 

One stop shop for Aurora forecasts

So many variables determine if those magnificent flickers in the sky will be visible or not. PIC Diane Robinson

So many variables determine if those magnificent flickers in the sky will be visible or not. PIC Diane Robinson

Taking tourist to see the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis to use the technical term, is a huge business in the Northern hemisphere these days.

 

Great spots for Northern Lights watching near Reykjavik Iceland

Best theater in the world but unfortunately showtimes vary tremendously. If looking for these magnificent show in a small group it can pay to rent a car instead of taking a coach or boat out on tour. PIC Tom Olliver

These days you pay a pretty hefty price for a guided Northern Lights tour in and around the capital Reykjavik.

 

The truth about the Northern Lights in Iceland

Skies alive over the northern town of Akureyri. The further north you go the better the chances of catching a glimpse of this stunning show. Pic -RobW-

Ever since the first person discovered the immense attraction of the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, there have been persons willing to use that knowledge for their own benefit.