Iceland is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights, due to the fact that, as one of the least densely populated places on the planet, light pollution is minimal. And for all you budding Dr Brian Coxes out there, here's the science bit behind the lights: auroral displays indicate that the ionosphere and our atmosphere are being energised by the electric power generated in the magnetosphere. But that probably isn’t what you are wanting to know when you go to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, so we’ve got all the info on where and when to see Mother Nature’s largest light show. The first thing to note,
however, when thinking of embarking on a holiday to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is that while the lights are undeniably spectacular, they are also notoriously fickle. There are many reasons that determine whether the lights appear or not – time of year, weather, exact location and a little bit of luck. With that in mind, it's best to plan some other excursions and activities into your Iceland adventure so you have an amazing holiday, regardless of whether the Northern Lights decide to make an appearance. And that's where we come in.

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