Aurora borealis

Many people ask me if northern lights, or aurora borealis, are already visible in Iceland. And yes, they are. They are basically there all year long, it’s just too bright to see them during the summer months. The first time we saw them was at around 2.30 am on August 23rd. And since about one week, they are very strong and bright, usually around midnight.

So if you want to see them, come to Iceland now. Yes, you will have to quarantine for five days, but maybe you can rent a cottage somewhere outside Reykjavik, drive there with a rental car and enjoy the silence for a couple of days. Doesn’t sound that bad after all, does it? Make sure to check the following website for their „aurora forecast“ (how likely it is that they will be visible in the next 3 days): https://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/

Until then, enjoy some of my pictures from the last couple of days. I apologize for the poor quality; I wish I had an iPhone 10 or 11 and not an iPhone 8… 🙂

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