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Helpful notes for seeking the Northern Lights, Iceland packages

  1. By lisa
  2. On Nov 28, 2018
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

Adventure-seekers and fans of the outdoors can spend their Iceland vacation hiking along glaciers, exploring ice caves, touring the country’s countless hot springs and geysers, and even snorkeling between two tectonic plates. To take the Iceland packages to begin to seeking the Northern Lights by our helpful notes.

 

HELPFUL NOTES FOR SEEING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

* Keep in mind that seeing the northern lights does require the right timing, location and meteorological conditions as well as a good dose of patience and luck. Below are important tips to remember if you want to experience this natural phenomenon:

* Timing is everything. The northern lights are visible mainly between October and March each year in the Nordic region.

  • Check the forecast. Location means nothing if you don't have the right combo of solar activity and cloudless skies. We recommend checking the Iceland Met Office’s aurora forecast page.

* Get out of town. It goes without saying that you need dark nights, but it's also ideal to get away from the glare of city lights. A stay in the countryside or a guided tour into the wilderness will greatly improve your view to the sky.

* Stay up late. The peak time is 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Some hotels in the countryside may offer a special "wake up" service if the lights come out.

  • Be patient. The lights do not appear on any kind of schedule. You may have to wait a few hours, but most northern lights tours involve some kind of activity or refreshments to keep guests entertained and warm. Unfortunately, sightings can never be guaranteed.

* Bundle up. Thermal layers and insulated outerwear are essential. If you’re on a guided excursion, you will usually be provided with loaned coveralls and/or other warm garments.