As of next week, the Icelandic Meteorology Office will for the first time publish northern lights forecasts for Iceland. The northern lights are a major drawcard in attracting tourists to Iceland outside of the summer months and the forecasts will be in both Icelandic and English.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The Icelandic Met Office has been developing an innovative way to forecast northern lights. The method takes into account three factors, namely brightness, sunbursts and cloud cover, which is the most difficult to predict.
The forecasts will be presented graphically in order to be as user-friendly as possible, according to the Icelandic Tourist Board.
The project is being carried out on behalf of and with support from the Ministry of Industry, and is also supported by the Ministry for the Environment, the Icelandic Tourist Board and Promote Iceland.
Click here to read more about the northern lights in Iceland.