It is truly an amazing experience to observe the northern lights dancing majestically in the sky above

Especially for those who have never seen them before. The Westman Islands are a great destination for those who want to enjoy this unique spectacle to the fullest.

The odds of seeing northern lights in the Westman Islands are similar to other places in Iceland. Conditions in the upper atmosphere have to be favourable and the sky has, of course, to be cloudless. However, in the Westman Islands, light pollution can easily be avoided and in no time you can find yourself in complete darkness which is ideal for observing northern lights.

On cold winter nights, the eastern and south parts of Heimaey are excellent for that and east of Helgafell or the new lava are pleasant spots for stargazing and observing the northern lights.