Icelandair, Iceland’s most popular air company, have launched a Northern Lights package deal for those who wish to view the wonders of the Aurora Borealis this winter. The ‘Aurora Adventure’ is a ‘once in a lifetime’ six-day excursion flying from North America*, split between Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik and Hofn in the south-eastern part of the country.
The Northern Lights are with out a doubt one of the mother nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles in the world. The natural light displays of the Aurora Borealis occur frequently in the Polar Regions, centred within a 2500 km radius of the geomagnetic pole. Iceland’s perfect location just below the Arctic Circle provides the ideal destination to view the Northern Lights.
The predominant cause for the appearance of the Northern Lights is the amount of sunspot’s on the surface of the Sun. The intensity of the Aurora is relevant to the amount of occurring sunspots as well as clear visibility; these sunspots follow an 11-year cycle that is set to peak between 2011 and 2012. Scientists concur that the conditions for viewing the Northern Lights in 2010 are especially excellent – making this winter the perfect to explore the marvels of Iceland.
To find out more about the ‘Aurora Adventure’ visit the Icelandair website.
*flights from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK) and Seattle (SEA) only.