The beautiful country of Iceland lies adjacent to the Arctic Circle and attracts tourists from across the globe to its amazing Northern Lights shows. Along the southern and the western coast of Iceland, is a moderate climate. Frequent changes in weather and ice storms take place in these areas. This is where much of the country’s rainfall occurs. Tourists prefer visiting the country during the summer season. Summer in Iceland begins in late May and ends in early September. This is the time when the sun shines its rays above the horizon for almost 24 hours. The sun does not warm the air here.
During the winter season, Iceland brings long nights and great winter storms across the land. It is then that tourists love to experience the great dance of the Aurora Borealis on a beautiful clear night. Iceland has many natural swimming pools that provide the enjoyment of geothermally heated water. These pools are pleasing to visitors in both summer and winter. The Northern Lights in Iceland is one of the natural wonders of the world. Icelanders enjoy viewing them 8 months out of a year. It is the silence of the frozen expanse in this country along with the Northern Lights that makes Iceland a popular tourist destination.
Hydrology measurements are taken frequently at rivers measuring glaciers, river flow, flooding and more. In this country there are avalanche conditions that can become very dangerous in the mountain areas. Some tourists prefer to view Northern Lights Iceland in areas like these, away from the city lights that interfere with viewing. Avalanche bulletins are always in place so tourists know when it is safe. Tourists must remain aware of sea ice conditions as well. Paying close attention to the forecasts can offer great predictable viewing experience of the Northern Lights as well as traveler’s safety.
In all regions of the country, there are earthquakes that take place when the climate conditions are favorable. Great volcanic eruptions can be seen. Viewing Northern Lights in Iceland during sunset or sunrise is an amazing experience to locals and visitors. Low temperatures across the country can reach as low as 2 degrees C. Tourists must be prepared for wearing warm and heavy winter clothing to protect from freezing temperatures. Viewing the Northern Lights along Iceland’s coasts attract many visitors. The Icelandic Coastguard warns of tides in harbors, waves forecasts and more. Travel to Iceland to experience the amazing natural beauty of the landscape. Enjoy natural scenic views across the land.
Shannon Lynn Farlouis 09/20/2016