Solar eclipses are fun things and the right setting a must. PIC Fríða mín

Solar eclipses are fun things and the right setting a must. PIC Fríða mín

Should you find yourself in Iceland on March 20th 2015 you´d be well advised to plan ahead. That is when the next solar eclipse, when the moon mostly hides the sun, takes place. In former times locals called this the Great Darkness.

Iceland will be one of the best places on the planet to take in that sight this time and there is no shortage of good viewing places if the weather holds.[blockquote type=”blockquote_line” align=”right”]locals called this the Great Darkness[/blockquote]

Pretty much one could apply the same rules to this phenomena as seeing the Northern Lights. You might see it from most anywhere but for the best experience the best advice is to be away from light sources of cities and towns. That way you just might just be blanketed with the deepest darkness you´ll ever experience.

Naturally, tour companies are fighting over tourist dollars for the event and you should have no problems of going on such a tour. However, as we have said before, the best thing is to go on your own. Find YOUR place, take YOUR time and enjoy with YOUR friends only. Way more memorable than another bus tour if you ask us.

Take note, while this eclipse will be impressive it is not expected to be a complete blackout eclipse as will be the case in 2026. As we wrote about here even NASA recommends Iceland as that place to be when that takes place.

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