Iceland’s biggest winter attraction is Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, a natural light display in the sky. You can never be sure to see them but we plan our tours to maximize the possibilities. To see the northern lights you need a clear sky and total darkness. We monitor the cloud coverage forecasts as well as northern lights activity forecast. We plan with short notice where to take you so each tour is different from the other.
The Northern Lights
They are bright dancing lights most commonly with a shade of green, pink and blue. The northern lights flow through the darkness like a blanket on the cold winter sky. They are caused by charged particles colliding in the atmosphere. This natural phenomena is beautiful in it’s simplicity.
Photographing The Northern Lights
Always wanted to see the Northern Lights? Why not preserve the memory with a photo, but be aware that it’s trickier than you might think. You need a DSLR camera with a lens capable of wide aperture and preferably a tripod. You set the aperture by the ISO capability of your camera. This interesting blog post will give you a good insight into how to get your perfect photo: