2012 is the Year of the Northern Lights



2012 is the Year of the Northern Lights

01.08.2012
María Reynisdóttir
Northern lights in IcelandHave you always dreamt of seeing the mysterious northern lights? Then this upcoming autumn/winter might be the right time to come to Iceland and realise that dream!  Scientists have predicted that in 2012 the Aurora Borealis, or 'northern lights', will be the brightest and most intense for 50 years. 

 
Northern lights are caused by solar wind - electrically charged particles that the sun sends across the solar system. The particles interact with the Earth's atmosphere, causing energy in the form of visible light. The northern lights are a beautiful sight. They are however a natural phenomenon and chances of viewing them depend on favourable conditions – dark and clear night skies give the best chances!
 
We offer a selection of northern lights tours with accommodation and guided excursions.View and book your northern lights tour here!

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