This is the best time for seeing northern lights in iceland

This is the best time for seeing northern lights in iceland

In order to view the Aurora Borealis in Iceland it is important to choose the right period, the time when the green light is most visible and when the sun’s activity is the highest. This phenomenon is not easy to spot as it is not present every night, but if you visit Iceland during September or March it drastically increases your chances of seeing northern lights.

best time for seeing northern lights in iceland
best time to see northern lights in iceland

When is the BEST time to see northern lights in Iceland

I claim that the best time for seeing northern lights in iceland is from September to October, because you will certainly get friendlier weather conditions, warmer temperature levels and also means less clouds than December and also January.

It is possible to experience much better solar activity so think about scheduling your trip early to get the most effective rate for accommodation near finest places for aurora.

Top accommodations to see aurora lights

If you wish to capture Aurora near Snaefellsness Peninsula:

or

If you wish to capture Aurora on the Southern Region:

  • close to Blue Lagoon
  • far from light polution
  • overlooking the lava fields near Reykjavik
  • close to Blue Lagoon
  • sea view
  • inside the Blue Lagoon
  • far from Light polution
  • great rooms and tasty breakfast

If you prefer to stay on the Northern Part of the island:

  • car hire at the reception
  • hot spring bath
  • hot tub and sauna
  • view over the harbour
  • individual cottages with nice view over the surroundings
  • remote area outside Varmahlíd village
  • remote area
  • view over the sea
  • far from any light pollution
  • with nice rooms and a fully equiped kitchen

Best way to view the northern lights

It is recommended not only to choose the right period to see the north lights, but also to choose the best way to see it.

You can choose to rent a car which will give you the freedom to move around and chase the lights on the Icelandic sky.

Reserve your rent a car in Iceland today

If you prefer to skip driving it is recommended to take a guided tour to see the Iceland Aurora, and here are the best guided tours to choose from:

Here are the best guided tours to see the northern lights with your own eyes

We highly recommend taking any of the tours below as we’ve carefully selected them based on the experience, high review rate from tourists and we know they are reliable and professional.

Iceland Northern Lights Bus Tour from Reykjavik

Experience Aurora, one of the world’s most beautiful natural light phenomenon on a 4-hour evening bus tour in Iceland.

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Live tour guide English
  • Pickup optional
  • Free cancellation
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Watch the spectacular natural light phenomenon, dancing around in green, pink, purple colors across the dark sky.

  • Duration 3 hours
  • Live tour guide English
  • Pickup optional
  • Free cancellation
Iceland Northern Lights Bus Tour

Head out to search for the elusive northern lights in a comfortable bus with a qualified and knowledgeable guide.

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Live tour guide English
  • Pickup included
  • Free cancellation

So if you wish to read more about how to choose the perfect time to see the northern light in Iceland and know all the details read the article below:

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