Things to do in Iceland in winter

1. The Northern LightsWitnessing these glowing curtains of jade and violet unfurling in the deep indigo skies, sits high on many a bucket list. These pulsating ribbons of glimmering lights occur when charged particles from the sun collide with atoms in the earths atmosphere, causing electrons in the atoms to move to a higher-energy state. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state this Nordic lightshow fills the sky. In the capital city of Reykjavík, the night lasts for twenty hours in winter, but in the northernmost regions, it is closer to twenty-two. Head to the Westfjords or other parts of North Iceland to improve your chances of seeing the aurora borealis. Keep in mind that the longer you stay in Iceland the more likely you are to experience one of the best things Iceland has to offer. 2. Ice CavesEnter these glassy lairs to literally walk into the heart of a glacier. Ic ...

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