I have always wanted to see Aurora Borealis but I thought it is something extremely difficult to achieve.
I mean, how on Earth to reach the North Pole, or Alaska or even the northern part of Norway?! Seemed really impossible. Until I saw a documentary about Northern Lights in Iceland and I said to myself that it is a very good idea to travel to Iceland to see Aurora Borealis.
After I decided that I want to travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights I started to search for information about the best time to see Northern Lights in Iceland. And, as I thought it is anytime between late September to early April.
Do you know why? Well, because at this time of the year the days are pretty short, so there are many hours of dark. And darkness is a necessary condition to spot Aurora Borealis.
There are two other conditions which have to be fulfilled besides darkness. One of them is a clear sky.
If it is cloudy, it is impossible to spot the Green Lady dancing in the sky! The sky show is hidden after the clouds and we cannot see anything!
And the last condition is the increased solar activity. The solar activity is directly related to the lights which appear in the sky. If there is no solar activity, the clear sky and the darkness are useless even if you visit Iceland when is the perfect period to see Northern Lights in Iceland.
But once these three conditions are fulfilled, the show from the sky is incredible! I have no words to describe it! If you see it once, you will want to view it again and again. That is not something really complicated! After you arrive in Reykjavik, book some specially designated tours for seeing the Aurora Borealis.
We recommend the following tours for you to try, chosen based on other tourists reviews and impressions:
Nobody can guarantee you that you will see the Aurora Borealis, but travelling to Iceland from September to April maximize your chances because this is the perfect period to see Northern Lights in Iceland.