There are very few places on the planet where you can see, experience and visit as many natural wonders as in Iceland. If you look at the ten natural wonders presented in this article is amazing that you can experience all of them on a small peaceful island up north in the Atlantic Ocean. In some other places on planet earth, you might find similar places and same natural wonders, but the distance between them makes it impossible to visit unless you spend weeks or even months traveling.
Tonight an unusually strong appearance of the northern lights are forecasted by the Icelandic Met Office in Iceland. Strength is estimated to be around 6 on a scale of 0 to 9. Usually the highest strength during winter, the whole northern lights season in Iceland, is around 5. Most of the time the strength is around 3 to 4 which gives quite a satisfactory and often spectacular Northern Lights but requires a dark area. A strength of 6 and a clear sky makes it easier to see the Aurora Borealis in a city or in any urban area.
The entrance of the Northern Lights into our lives this winter is spectacular. The show that this wonder of the world put on tonight was nothing less than magnificent and lasted for hours. This was the view from my balcony on the sixth floor in the downtown area in Reykjavík around 11 pm. I could not resist taking my tripod and camera out to the balcony for a few shots. How convenient is that, just stepping out to your balcony to photograph the Aurora borealis having a great night?
The 'Northern Lights', or Aurora Borealis appear on regular bases in Iceland. Although this magnificent phenomenon in the sky can bee seen in Reykjavík, it is always better to go outside the city. To a dark place where city lights don’t disturb the experience.
The Reykjanes Peninsula offers many spectacular natural wonders to visit for those who travel to Iceland. The Reykjanes Peninsula countryside is a place one should surely drive while in Iceland. It is an ideal choice for stopover passengers or those who choose to take a brief trip to Iceland. The Reykjanes Peninsula offers spectacular cliffs, fantastic landscape and coastline, interesting lakes, geological phenomenon, and magnificent hot springs. It is the home of the famous Blue Lagoon and is one of the places you should not miss if you visit Iceland. An ideal drive is the Reykjanes Peninsula drive if you rent a car and is comfortable day tour if you are staying in Reykjavík or in the towns near the International Airport in Iceland. It also has many great spots and places to see the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis on clear evenings during winter.
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