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Attraction value: be lucky and freeze at night waiting for it. (It’s worth it)
You can check the aurora forecast on this site Icelandic Met Office. Here is a brief explanation:
- The white areas of the maps are the clear sky areas. It means that it is a good place to see the aurora. The hard green means High clouds so it will be hard to see it.
- On the bottom, you have the forecast for the actual day and the next two days and hours.You can choose a different day or hour. The map changes according to your selections.
- The aurora forecast is found on the right corner of the page. It has a rating of between 0 and 9.
- Try not to stay in big cities/towns. The building lights will reflect the sky and fade the northern lights. We saw it in Borgarhöfn (accommodation: Lækjarhus Farm Holidays) and Myvatn Lake (accommodation: Vogafjós Guesthouse). Both accommodations were good for seeing the northern lights.