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Iceland’s Northern Lights- Beautiful Sight
Spending a calm winter night under an Arctic sky lit up by the Northern Lights is an often-cited 'bucket-list' experience and among the reasons why more people are visiting northern Iceland. The remote region at the edge of the Arctic Circle is one of the best places in the world to spot the colorful phenomenon. The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, occur when magnetic solar winds slam into the Earth's magnetic field, causing atoms in the upper atmosphere to glow. With many tourists already out on the roads, police in Iceland are reminding visitors to put safety first and not to underestimate the challenging winter conditions as they search for the Northern Lights. 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Johannes Sigfusson, Akureyri Police Superintendent: "We could say we have saying in Iceland, that the weather changes every five minutes. And this is something that is unusual for many of our foreign guests. The weather and the road conditions change accordingly. It can go from being a dry road to being an icy and slippery road in a matter of minutes."