Iceland is included in a recently-published article on the most attractive tourist destinations this autumn in The Boston Globe. The main attraction this season is the northern lights, the article states.
The northern lights above Breiddalsvík in east Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“Of all the bewitching natural phenomena here, the northern lights, or aurora borealis, are among the most spectacular. Iceland is one of the world’s best locales to see this display and September marks the beginning of prime viewing, which continues through March,” the article reads.
Other attractions mentioned are the local belief in supernatural creatures and a landscape that seems to be “alive.” The Boston Globe’s coverage is considered especially positive in the light of Icelandair’s direct flights between Boston and Keflavík International Airport.
According to Fréttabladid, an informal survey on northern lights tours offered by Icelandic tour operators indicates that their popularity is growing steadily.
Click here to watch an audio slideshow, including photos by Tony Prower of the northern lights.