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Iceland’s Northern Lights: Beautiful sight, risky drive

2019-01-13 22:19
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 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 a magnetic solar wind slams into the Earth's magnetic field and causes atoms in the upper atmosphere to glow.