Incredible displays of Northern Lights are set to light up the skies of Iceland tonight due to a massive solar storm, which has been taking place over the past few days.
According to scientists, this increased activity is caused by solar flares which eject charges of atoms and electrons into space usually reach the Earth a day or two later. During this travel period, these flares grow in intensity, before finally reaching the Earth’s atmosphere. This collision with the Earth’s air molecules then causes energy in the form of spectacular lights to be emitted.
Due to Iceland’s location on the cusp of the Arctic Circle, these Northern Lights shows are set to be incredible. Iceland is known for being a hub for Northern Lights activity, with various trips and tours taking place everyday during the winter and spring months.
Iceland’s leading airline Icelandair is offering various Northern Lights holidays in Iceland to experience these spectacular light shows. Icelandair’s ‘Northern Lights City Break’ is the airline’s most popular package deal, which includes return flights to Iceland from London Heathrow, Manchester, or Glasgow; three nights accommodation in Reykjavik, and an exciting Northern Lights tour with Reykjavik Excursions.
Scientists have also stated that this Northern Lights activity is likely to continue until early 2013.
To find out more about Northern Lights holidays in Iceland, visit www.icelandair.co.uk.