See a selection of wonderful photographs that capture the magic of the Northern Lights throughout Iceland.
The Northern Lights make up the top of the bucket list for a countless amount of people from all over the world, wishing to behold their otherworldly appeal. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the lights appear above the planet's magnetic poles when electrically charged particles from the sun collide with the earth's atmosphere, creating dancing displays of green, red, purple and blue.
These beautiful pictures by renowned nature photographer Iurie Belegurschi are a wonderful example of how the Aurora is one of the most incredible things you'll ever see. We hope we see you under the Aurora in Iceland next winter. Enjoy!
For more information about the Northern Lights, read Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland.
Here you can book a Northern Light tour.
You can check the forecast of the strength of the aurora's visibility at the Aurora forecast.
The Northern Light 'season' runs from September until April. Read more about hunting down the auroras in this article about the Northern Lights in Iceland.
You'll need a clear and dark sky to see the auroras, so you can only see them in wintertime in Iceland!
Remember to dress warmly when you're outside for a long time staring at the sky :)
The Icelandic landscape is a fantastic backdrop for the stunning Northern Lights, don't forget your camera!
There aren't many things more romantic than experiencing the sight of the Northern Lights together. You can read about more romantic destinations in Iceland here.
If you want to know what causes the Northern Lights, read this article: What are the Northern Lights?
The Northern Lights aren't static, they dance across the sky. Here's a gorgeous video of the auroras dancing over Iceland's glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón.
Why not book a photography tour with an expert photographer to capture the lights in Iceland?
On a still night you can see the lights reflected in water...
You often get gorgeous settings when watching the Northern Lights in Iceland!
The lights appear all over the country, the above photo is taken at Snæfellsnes peninsula.
A spectacularly beautiful place to see the lights is over Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
The starry sky is also gorgeous in the Icelandic countryside.
Even though you have a few clouds in the sky, you can still see the lights behind them sometimes!
Þingvellir, a UNESCO heritage site is one of the stops on the Golden Circle tours, where the pictures above and below are taken.
The Northern Lights are most commonly bright green, although they can also come in hues of pink, white, purple and red!