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Northern lights are formed when electronically charged particles from the sun collide with atoms and particles within the earth’s atmosphere. The lights’ colors are determined by the height in which the particles come into contact. At a height of approximately 90 to 200 km, the particles come into contact with oxygen atoms, causing the most common green and yellow-green color. Red, blue, and purple lights occur through the stimulation of nitrogen. The lights are most visible on clear, dark nights and away from the light pollution of populated areas. The lights’ beauty can be magical and are an imperative sight for anyone visiting Iceland during winter. Several agencies offer northern light tours, conducted in areas of more propensity for the experience. Below are links to websites with northern lights predictions.

Northern Lights Prediction

Travel Agency
Either visiting a travel agency, online or off, can be helpful when planning a trip. Whether you are going to be part of group or travel on your own.
Day Tour Provider
When traveling around Iceland be sure to take a look at the variety of the day tours offered. Our local tour specialists know how to make your visit the most memorable.
Day Tours
Day trips to the various museums, galleries and nearby natural wonders are quite enjoyable and relatively inexpensive.