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Tour # 6. The Northern Lights ( AURORA BOREALIS )
Highlights : Feel the experience to see the mysterious Northern-lights swirling on the roof of the heaven in completely dark, in not so long distance from Reykjavik in complete darkness.
The tour will take 3 – 4 hrs.+/-, depends on visibility
Time: 0900 PM–0100 AM (option on other time)
Season : October – Mars. Price : ISK 30,000 +/- — ” —
The northern lights have had a number of names throughout history. phenomenon the “Dance of the Spirits”. In Europe, in the Middle Ages, the auroras were commonly believed a sign from God, and during the Viking age, it was called armour of the Valkyrie warrior virgins.
In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis, named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow in 100 km. high or sometimes a faint red in 200 km. high, as if the Sun were rising from an unusual direction.
The Auroras, Borealis is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude in Arctic and Antarctic regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere ( thermosphere ) The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere. Aurora is classified as diffuse or discrete aurora. magnetic pole. The Aurora Borealis most often occurs near the equinoxes.
Book now : Phone no. 00 354 897 0419.
Understandably we may have to adjust to a different plan taking unforeseen circumstances like weather into consideration or even volcanic eruption ! ! !