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The Northern Lights {An eye opener}

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Northern Lights {An eye opener}Like3

The Scandinavian winters produce long dark nights and if you are lucky and the sky is crystal clear (usually -15deg C) the magical light show begins. Green being the common color but Pink and momentarily blue (very rare), it’s a silent mystical experience. You don’t get to see them every night just because there are so many external factors to consider. If the moon is bright you have less chances to see them but it’s not impossible. You have to be patient because they come and go and move around.

The best months to see the northern lights are normally September, October and November and then February and March – but the winter is more and less all fine. They are most active near the equinoxes, that is, March and September. The length of your stay as this is something  is a factor because they only show up couple of times each month. So plan for at least 1 week. Also, plan the trip to Iceland as a great adventure holiday, there are so many things you can do and see.

There are so many beautiful spots and places to see them! Find the best places to stay at to see the northern lights here. Imagine watching them in a swimming pool late at night, with a glass of wine! Or on a boat!!

As for the many other things to do in Iceland! Here is the link! It’s an experience of a lifetime!

There are even Aurora hunts which are definitely recommended!

The Northern lights happen after collisions between charged particles released from the sun and gaseous particles in the Earth´s atmosphere. The color variations are due to what type of particles are colliding. Most often it is yellowish green produced by oxygen molecules located around 55 miles above earth. However we can sometimes see redish lights that are produced by high-altitude oxygen, at the heights of up to 150 miles. We also have nitrogen that produces blue or purple-red northern lights.

You can also find the northern lights in Finland, Sweden, Greenland, Alaska and Norway

Check this Facebook page, it is a wonderful source for the Northern Lights in Iceland. A big thank you to Northern Lights Iceland for guiding us through this trip and research!

Here is a video taken from space, watch how spectacular our earth is people! Our world is breathtaking and magical!

Start booking your trip!!

Something extremely fun and interesting – look for hidden and mystical people in Iceland, you can take a tour in Iceland to look for elves { YES! ELVES!} and hidden people and … yes there is more fun to it. You can even attend the Icelandic elf school to learn about the all the different types of elves, trolls, gnomes, fairies and dwarfs.
It is different experience to walk into a world of the Icelandic elves and hidden people and get to know there hidden life. It is an idea to mix this with some exciting romance.

Aurora Boarealis reflected in the ocean Northern lights over fjords in Norway

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One comment

  1. Amir Latif says:

    how amazing and marvelous. never knew such thing really exist. thanks for sharing

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