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Curtain falling on the Northern light show in Iceland

By April 3, 2015No Comments
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. From April and onward the chances of seeing the sky light up diminish rapidly.

Roughly put, the chances of being at the right spot at the right time under a bright sky at the best of times is 60/40. This goes for the months from October until March while there is serious darkness in the northern hemisphere.

But now in April, the day is getting longer, darkness fading and with it much chance of seeing the Northern lights. Mind you, it is not impossible but we´d offer you odds of 20% likelihood in April of seeing anything.

Which means you should skip any tours to Iceland if you dream about the witnessing the wavy rainbow-colored flickers first hand. Come in deep winter instead and increase your odds substantially.

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