Travellers across Iceland are in luck tonight. With clear skies and a high level of expected activity, it seems the northern light are due to put on a dazzling display.

The highlight of every winter stay in Iceland is catching the northern lights dancing above. These gorgeous, often multi coloured ribbons of flowing light have inspired travellers and adventurers throughout the ages, creating a common yearning among those who visit Iceland for there to be clear skies and high levels of solar activity.

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Thankfully, those staying in west Iceland, including Reykjavík, will have a great chance of catching this fascinating phenomenon tonight. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, this evening’s high level of solar winds will cause an unusually high aurora activity level.

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Measured on a scale from 0 to 9, Northern Lights start being clearly visible at Kp rating 2 (also known as Auror Index 2), so with the rating set to 5 tonight, we’re destined for a front seat at the greatest show on earth.

The activity will be at its highest between 20:00 and 01:00. The current forecast would suggest that any location away from high light pollution will serve you fine when searching the skies. Just remember to keep warm and cosy, as it can get mighty cold out there at night.

Even though the meteorologists can predict them fairly well, lets not forget that the Aurora are a natural phenomena, and can never be guaranteed. However, a night in the countryside is always an adventure of its own, and with the clear skies, you will be sure to have a beautiful view, regardless of whether the lights make an appearance or not.

So get your mittens, stock up on hot cocoa and have fun hunting the Northern Lights tonight.

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