Reykjavik is the beautiful capital city of Iceland, a country which has become a more popular holiday destination and for very good reason. One of the main attractions of Iceland is a chance to see the Aurora Borealis, or more commonly known as the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Variations in colour are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common auroral colour, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth.
That’s enough of the science, the real question you want answering is when is the best time to go and see them. They are actually active all year round, but they can only be seen in darkness in clear skies, making it impossible to see them during summer time when Iceland is almost always too bright. The best time to go and see the lights is between late August and the end of April, and you don’t even have to go far from Reykjavik to see them, you can sometimes see them Downtown, although they’re not as bright!
Of course no trip to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon. An ancient lava field on Reykjanes peninsula, it is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate where you can take a dip in the warm waters, enjoy the many saunas, and even have a drink and bite to eat after your swim. Trips to the Blue Lagoon can be added on to our Iceland Packages, as well as trips to see the Northern Lights. If you have a certain itinerary in mind for your Iceland holiday, let us know and we can help you create the ultimate Iceland break.
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