The northern lights are here!
The northern lights are starting to appear in the sky here in Iceland and have been amazing the last couple of nights.
The northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, can be experienced in Iceland during the winter time, especially on those clear, crisp nights, where they appear in a variety of colours and intensity, either twirling gently in shades of milky green, or occasionally blazing in a wild and multi-coloured dance across the night sky.
The northern lights seen from Reykjavik on October 14th. 2013.
Is winter coming early this year?
After a rainy summer this year 2013 we are starting to feel that winter is around the corner here in Iceland. Leaves are falling from the trees in all colors and Icelandic farmers have started collecting their sheep in the so called "Réttir" to sort them and get them inside before winter.
The sunset is spectacular during this time of year and can be seen around 7:30 in the evening. The nights are getting dark again and the northern lights may start to appear in the sky.
The weather in Iceland can be tricky and change rapidly during this time of year so we recommend that you check the weatherforecast before you decide where to go and explore the country and it's nature.
The sunset in Iceland 22.09 2013.