One of the most popular reasons for many visitors to visit Iceland in wintertime are the northern lights, also known as Polar Lights or Aurora Borealis. Due to Iceland's location in the northern hemisphere, it offers excellent opportunities to view this natural phenomenon in the sky. It is the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by solar winds.
The best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is between September and April. Keep your eyes open at night during those clear starry nights, and you might have an excellent chance to see the colourful lights, dancing through the sky.
There is no “best place” to see them. Already a short drive away from Reykjavik will offer you an excellent opportunity to spot the northern lights. Try to get away from the light pollution of the towns and have patience when trying to spot them as you never know when they might show up once it is dark.
The ultimately best place to see the northern lights is from the warm water of the hot tub at your Icelandic country house - it is truly a unique experience.