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Akureyri is one of the best places in Iceland to secure an excellent viewing spot for the aurora borealis. Tucked away in towering mountains that prevent cloudy skies, this stunning destination opens up to a dark sky brimming with northern lights.

seeker 1 year ago

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  • Places To See The Northern Lights

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The elusive aurora borealis isn’t as elusive as you might think, these northern destinations may be chilly but are a guarantee for optimal viewing on clear nights. Watching muted tones of neon green and electric purple swaying in the night sky is one of the most unique and ethereal experiences we can have on the planet- and we want to help you plan your northern lights adventure. So grab some winter clothes and start packing, from the lava rock terrain of Iceland to the grassy fields of northern Canada- these magical destinations are just a plane flight away.
  • Iceland Diamond Circle

    meandering_wild (Suzanne E)
    The Diamond Circle is a tourist route in the north of Iceland with stunning waterfalls and geothermal areas
  • Iceland Road Trip

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