Iceland becoming a popular Northern Lights and city breaks destination

Due to Iceland’s perfect location, just below the Arctic Circle, and the leading travel guide, Lonely Planet, labelling Iceland as the number one money-saving vacation in Northern Europe for 2010 – Iceland is certainly becoming this winter’s ideal Northern Lights sight-seeing destination.

The Northern Lights are unquestionably one of the most breathtaking natural spectacles in the world. The natural light displays of the Aurora Borealis occur most frequently in the Polar Regions, centred within a 2500 km radius of the geomagnetic pole.

The amount of sunspots on the sun’s surface is the main cause for the appearance of the Northern Lights with these sunspots following an 11-year cycle, which is set to peak between 2011 and 2012. The strength of the Aurora is based on the number of occurring sunspots as well as clear visibility and scientists agree that the conditions for viewing the Northern Lights in 2010 are incredibly good, making this winter the perfect time to visit Iceland.

Iceland’s flagship air company, Icelandair, is providing the valuable Northern Lights City Break package deal; including flights, accommodation and the exciting Northern Lights pursuit. This package, now at a reduced price, also gives you the time to visit some of Reykjavik’s most popular destinations and to soak up the atmosphere.

Icelandair depart from three UK international gateways, including Glasgow, Manchester and London Gatwick.

To book flights with Icelandair or to find out more information about the services they offer visit

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