Northern lights Iceland trip: planning, packing, photographing the aurora | Icelandair
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14-11-2019 | 12:00

Planning for a Northern Lights Trip

The darker the nights, the brighter the lights! When winter brings increased darkness to Iceland, it also brings increased chances to view the northern lights.

Iceland is one of the most magical destinations in which to track down the lights,  also known as the aurora borealis. Here, the official aurora-spotting season runs from October until March, but the aurora has been observed as early as August and as late as April.

Seeing the lights in action involves a good deal of luck: clear skies and geomagnetic activity need to work in your favour, and these can be hard to predict. To see the aurora forecast for the coming days, we recommend the website of Veðurstofa Íslands, the Icelandic Meteorological Office. 

We have lots of information on the lights: the what and where and how. Plus we can help you arrange a holiday package or tour to maximise your chances of seeing them.

And because we love the lights as much as you do, we have all the information you need for packing, plus tips on how to capture the magic with your camera.