Iceland’s perfect location at the cusp of the Arctic Circle, combined with convenient travel from Icelandair, makes Iceland this winter’s ultimate Northern lights sight-seeing destination.
The Northern Lights, otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis, are indisputably one of mother-nature’s most spectacular sights in the world. More than often you will see greenish-white ribbons extending across the night sky at the Earth’s Polar Regions. These natural glowing light displays normally occur within a 2500 km radius of the geomagnetic pole.
The intensity of the Aurora relies mainly on the amount of sunspots at the sun’s surface, as well as clear sky visibility. These sunspots follow an 11-year cycle causing large magnetic storms at the height of their succession – set to be peaking between 2011 and 2012. Scientists believe that the conditions for seeing the Northern Lights in 2010 are incredibly strong, proving without a doubt this winter the perfect time to visit Iceland.
A range of awe-inspiring Northern Lights package deals are offered by Iceland’s most popular airline, Icelandair. These inclusive deals cover flights, accommodation and the exciting Northern Lights hunt. Icelandair are renowned for their reliability and safe travel; reassuring for those who want a carefree holiday.