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!



Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

For more information about the Northern Lights, read Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland.

Aurora in Iceland. Pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

Here you can book a Northern Light tour.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

You can check the forecast of the strength of the aurora's visibility at the Aurora forecast.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

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.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

You'll need a clear and dark sky to see the auroras, so you can only see them in wintertime in Iceland!

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

Remember to dress warmly when you're outside for a long time staring at the sky :)

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

The Icelandic landscape is a fantastic backdrop for the stunning Northern Lights, don't forget your camera!

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

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.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

If you want to know what causes the Northern Lights, read this article: What are the Northern Lights?

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

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.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

Why not book a photography tour with an expert photographer to capture the lights in Iceland?

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

On a still night you can see the lights reflected in water...

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

You often get gorgeous settings when watching the Northern Lights in Iceland!

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

The lights appear all over the country, the above photo is taken at Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

A spectacularly beautiful place to see the lights is over Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

The starry sky is also gorgeous in the Icelandic countryside.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

Even though you have a few clouds in the sky, you can still see the lights behind them sometimes!

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

Þingvellir, a UNESCO heritage site is one of the stops on the Golden Circle tours, where the pictures above and below are taken.

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

The Northern Lights are most commonly bright green, although they can also come in hues of pink, white, purple and red!

Aurora in Iceland. Northern lights pictures by Iurie Belegurschi

Find Golden circle tours or see the best attractions by Route 1 in Iceland.