Magical natural wonder
The extreme dark winter between September and April is rewarded with an overwhelming natural spectacle. The Aurora Borealis phenomenon, or the Northern Light.
The Aurora Borealis takes its name from the Roman goddess, aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, boreas. From September to April Iceland is a hotspot for this brilliant light show. The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights,is a natural phenomenon that occurs when solar particles interact with the atmosphere in the Earth's magnetic field. This releases energy, creating peculiar luminous green streaks through the air.
On clear winter nights you can set off with our adept guides and go "hunting" on the lights, our guides know the locations where the conditions are best to see these lights on any given evening.
There are no guarantees that you will see the Northern Lights during your stay, but in most cases the sightings outside the populated areas immediately get better. A number of accommodations in the countryside even offer a special Northern Lights pickup service.