Iceland offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions and near endless untouched natural scenery. However, there are a few places that should not be missed so here are, in no particular order, ten things you should really try to fit to your schedule. Most of those places are easily accessible and a short distance from the Ringroad that circles the island.
1. Northern Lights
If you have never witnessed the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, then you came to the right place here in Iceland. The scientific explanation of the phenomenon is that when charged particles from the Sun strike atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere, the electrons in the atoms move to a higher energy state. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state a photon is released. This results in a splendid colourful display in the night sky and Iceland is one of the best places on earth to witness the magic. There are countless Northern Lights tours on offer, but if you have your car with you, it is easy to witness them by yourself. Just drive at night out of the cities and villages, as the light from the houses and the streetlamps spoils the fun. When out in the open and in the dark, and if the weather permits, the splendid Aurora Borealis should appear before your eyes. Enjoy.
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