Best time to see Northern Lights in Iceland
Best time of year to see Aurora Borealis in Iceland
Mystery of the Northern Lights - Dance of the Spirits
Aurora borealis are phenomenal masterpieces created by mother nature herself. People have wondered for thousands of years both scientifically and religious about this fascinating and breathtaking phenomena. And it has been found in the Norse mythology as well.
In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis, named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas. The Eskimos believe that they are the souls of animals. Some even believe that as the auroras dance closer to the those who are watching them, that they will envelop you, and take you to the heavens. Many belive that its a sign that the spirits of their loved ones are still close and are watching over them always. It is also said that dogs howl at the sound of the Aurora as they recognize their companions within the lights.
The science behind the aurora is a bit more complicated. They say it is a interaction between solar winds and the Earths magnetic fields. A collision between charged particles from the Earths magnetosphere and Upper Atmosphere. The particles originate from the sun and arrive in the vicinity of Earth in solar wind. The collisions in the Earths atmosphere cause the energy from the electrically excited particles to be converted into visible light.
The Northern Lights vary from reds, to greens; though most commonly being green. Molecular nitrogen in the earths atmosphere causes low-level reds and very high blues and violets to be visible, while ionic nitrogen produces the greens and natural helium gives us the purples. Fascinating isnt it?
When is the best time to see Iceland's Northern Lights?
The aurora borealis, the northern polar lights, or the polar auroras, is only visible in the sky from the Northern Hemisphere. The aurora borealis most often occurs from September to October throughout March to April.
It is most visible closer to the poles due to the longer periods of darkness and the magnetic field. In these far northern latitudes you can see the Auroral activity on a average 100 nights a year and the best time to see Iceland's Aurora Borealis is around midnight when Iceland's Aurora Oval is said to pass over the observer.
Look for hidden and mystical people in Iceland
You can take a tour in Iceland to look for elves and hidden people and ... yes there is more fun to it. You can even attend the Icelandic elf school to learn about the all the different types of elves, trolls, gnomes, fairies and dwarfs.
It is different experience to walk into a world of the Icelandic elves and hidden people and get to know there hidden life. It is an idea to mix this with some exciting romance.
Are you looking for a hotel in Reykjavik?
Staying at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik is an excellent choice. There are 312 comfortable and spacious rooms equipped with first-class amenities. The hotel rooms in the tower of the hotel have an excellent view over the city of Reykjavik. We strive to serve all our guests as best as we can. The hotels are distinguished by facilities aimed to serve handicapped and disabled guests.
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