High Northern-Lights activity tonight

Tonight is the best night this week to see the Northern Lights in Iceland, particularly in the western half of the country.

The Icelandic Met Office has a running 'aurora forecast' on its website. It explains that "the spectacle of Aurora Borealis requires dark and partly clear skies" and that "even Grade 2 (low activity) can be beautiful and Grade 3 (moderate) can be dazzling." The forecast for tonight is Grade 5 (high).

The aurora forecast falls to Grade 4 (active) tomorrow night and Thursday night then to Grade 3 for the rest of the week.




6 °C

Rain showers

Later today

7 °C



6 °C

Exchange rates

USD USD 111.84 EUR EUR 131.55
GBP GBP 147.10 DKK DKK 17.64
NOK NOK 13.74 SEK SEK 12.71
CHF CHF 115.77 JPY JPY 0.99
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.