As you can imagine, one of the questions I get asked most in wintertime is how, when and where you can see the Northern Lights in Iceland. I wrote a guide to the Northern Lights in Reykjavík a while back, which has been one the most popular post on this blog to date, but after I wrote it the Icelandic Met Office introduced a great tool on their website which will come in handy when you embark on a Northern Lights hunting adventure of your own.
The Icelandic Met office’s Aurora Forecast
The Aurora Forecast offers a five day forecast that should give you a good indication of whether you’re going to be able to see the Northern Lights in those days or not. It features a cloud coverage forecast, an aurora activity forecast, information about the sunrise and the sunset along with information about the moon cycle and when the moon rises each day. It would take to long to explain how to use all that in writing so to help you understand how to use the aurora forecast I made the screencast below last nigh. I apologize in advance for the mouse-click noises.
So now you should be good to go. Happy hunting!