Hi! Planning your trip to Iceland and wondering what time of year you will have the highest chance of seeing the northern lights?

Well, you’re in luck! In this short blog post, you can find the answer.

To see the northern lights, you need a combination of luck and something that relates to science. 

But let’s get straight to the point.

To see the northern lights, you’ll need three things: 

  • Clear skies (They often hide behind the clouds)
  • Pure Darkness (They don’t like light pollution)
  • High northern lights activity

When can you see the northern lights? 

The northern lights become visible when the sky gets dark. The official northern lights season is from August to April. Since the sun doesn’t set in the summertime.

The northern lights forecast

The spectacle of Aurora Borealis requires dark and partly clear skies.

If you’re wondering if you will see the northern lights during your stay in Iceland, you can look up the Northern Lights Forecast here!

Going on a northern lights hunt on your own can be super fun! It allows you to go at your own pace and make some extra stops on the way. Just remember to drive carefully since you’ll be moving on icy roads.

Another option is going on a northern light tour. There you won’t need to worry about monitoring the weather or the aurora forecast.

I really hope this blog post was helpful to you, and I can’t wait to welcome you to Iceland.