The Northern Lights
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to experience the “Aurora Borealis”, the Northern Lights. Actually the Northern lights are active all year long but we can only see them in darkness, when the skies are clear. In summertime Iceland is bright almost all the time, so that is the period when you can not see the Northern lights in Iceland. You don’t have to drive far from Reykjavík city to see them, and if you don’t feel like leaving Reykjavik, you can sometimes see them from downtown, just not quite as bright. The best season to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September to mid-April – these are the months where there are full dark nights.