Northern Lights in Iceland's winter skies are a breathtaking sight.

Great Northern Lights forecast ahead

23 Jan Despite a low rate in Northern Lights sightings this winter this evening is looking great for Northern Lights viewing. Aurora activity is strong and the skies will hopefully be clear.

Northern Lights sightings have been fewer this year.

Northern Lights rare this winter

18 Jan Conditions for Northern Lights sightings have been poor this winter in Iceland and travel agencies have had to cancel many Northern Lights trips.

Tourists observing Northern Lights in Iceland.

Tourists looking for Northern Lights pose danger

14 Jan Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reports that tourists hunting for Northern Lights in Iceland are a road hazard.

Northern Lights at Skorradalsvatn, South Iceland, this autumn.

New website for Northern Lights forecasts

6 Nov Aurora Forecast is a new website offering a complete forecast for Northern Lights in Iceland. One of three founders of the site, Sævar Helgi Bragason says that an all inclusive guide to the Northern Lights has been much needed.

Myndskeið frá íþróttadeild

Crowds of people at Grótta, West Reykjavik last night to see Northern Lights

8 Oct Last night, spectacular Northern Lights were visible in the early evening. Crowds of people headed to the Grótta beach and lighthouse in West Reykjavik to observe them.

Northern Lights at  Skorradalsvatn in South Iceland this weekend.

Northern Lights remain extremely popular with tourists to Iceland

25 Sep According to the director of Gray Line, Þórir Garðarson, there is no sign of a decrease in tourists visiting Iceland to see Northern Lights.

The lighthouse at Grótta.

Tourists stranded on Reykjavik islet when observing Northern Lights

17 Sep The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police received notification last night about a group of tourists who had become stuck in Grótta in Seltjarnarnes, West Reykjavik. Grótta can be accessed by foot at low tide but at high tide it's only accessible by boat.

Northern Lights dancing above Borgarfjörður, West Iceland.

Northern Lights to dwindle in 2019

7 Oct 2017 A forecast predicting that Northern Lights activity will dwindle between 2019 and 2021 Sun’s activity slowly wanes towards Solar Minimum is not deterring tourists from booking Northern Lights trips to Iceland.

Ljósmyndari mbl.is og Morgunblaðsins tók þessa flottu mynd af norðurljósum við Skorradalsvatn.

Iceland "steals" Norway's Northern Lights for a MasterCard ad

24 Sep 2017 Norwegian media have noted that a huge ad at Iceland's domestic airport saying welcome to Iceland actually features a photograph of Northern Lights in a Norwegian fjord.

Northern Lights in Reykjavik last night.

Magnificent Northern Lights expected this week

13 Sep 2017 "If the skies are clear then people have a great chance of seeing magnificent and impressive Northern Lights this week," says astronomer Sævar Helgi Bragason who is also editor of Iceland's leading astronomy website Stjörnufræðivefurinn.

The earth-grazing fireball was observed in numerous places around Iceland and was prominent on social media.

Fireball meteor shoots across Iceland's night sky

13 Sep 2017 A strange light was visible in Iceland last night and lots of people posted photos and videos of it online, some speculating on what it could be. Astronomy experts confirm that it was an earth-grazing meteor, known as a fireball.

Look up to the skies tonight!

Powerful Northern Lights on the cards tonight

8 Sep 2017 The Iceland Met Office has forecast great Northern Lights activity tonight with maximum activity, 9, on the scale of 0-9.

Northern Lights above Lake Tjörnin in central Reykjavik last year.

Great Northern Lights forecast for Wednesday night in Iceland

5 Sep 2017 Very powerful Northern Lights are expected on the evening of Wednesday September 6th caused by solar wind streaming from the sun's crown. Autumn is usually the best season to view Northern Lights.

PICTURES: Stunning Northern Lights over a deserted village

29 Mar 2017 Stunning pictures of the Northern Lights taken by the lighthouse in Kálfhamarsvík, a deserted village in North Iceland. The pictures were taken by one of the local police officers who is also an amateur photographer.

Kerið, a volcanic crater lake located in South Iceland's Golden Circle tourist route is visible here in the middle of the photo.

Icelandic Aurora photo published by NASA

6 Mar 2017 A photograph of colourful Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, was captured over crater Kerið in South Iceland recently. The beauty of the photograph captured the eyes of the editors of the NASA astronomy website who published it as picture of the day.

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