Each year, tens of thousands of visitors travel to Iceland to experience the spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.
What are the best months to travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights?
While many people believe the best time to vacation in Iceland to see the Northern Lights are in the winter months from November to February, most visitors to Iceland prefer March and April when the days are longer and nights are calmer.
Learn about the history of the Northern Lights
For history buffs, the Northern Lights were named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora. in 1621, French scientist Pierre Gassendi saw the Icelandic northern lights and named the phenomena the "Aurora" and added the word "borealis."
Bathe in the warm pools and stream baths at Fontana Geothermal Baths.
At Great Value Vacations, we tell our customers that Iceland offers so much more than the Northern Lights. We encourage travelers to visit the Blue Lagoons of Iceland and bathe in the warm pools and stream baths at Fontana Geothermal Baths.
Be at one with nature in Iceland.
Whether you decide to book a self drive or guided tour of Iceland, remember that experiencing Icelandic culture amidst the natural beauty is a life changing experience. The people of Iceland are very friendly and proud of their rich folklore and heritage.
Iceland offers a remote wonderful experience beyond hot pools and the Northern Lights. Read our travel editor's recommended travel guide to North Iceland for more tips and ideas to explore new frontiers.