As Hotel Rangá luxury resort is located in a rural area, light pollution is not an issue during the winter months. By turning off our external lights we can provide optimal conditions to view the sky at night and stargazing.
Now you might want to ask; when can I see the Northern Lights in Iceland?
There are no accurate long-term Aurora forecasts (to our knowledge) and no researches been published that depict how the Aurora behaves or when it is likely to appear. However, slightly after the autumn equinox and slightly before the spring equinox there are statistically somewhat better viewing conditions and more consistent Northern Lights. However, although there are somewhat better chances of seeing the Aurora during that time, we can never guarantee that the lights will appear.
There are mainly three variables that affect the chances of seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland: solar winds, local weather and the moon. The moon has an inhibitive effect in regards to weaker Auroras. We have, however, seen some stunning Northern Lights under a full moon — especially during a very active solar wind. The main factor that influences the appearance of the Aurora is the sun/sunspots/CME activity and the local weather (i.e. clouds), which entirely determines its visibility. Here you can see the forecast for the next few days.
Special Aurora Borealis Services at Hotel Rangá
At Hotel Rangá luxury hotel we offer diverse services for those who want to gaze at the renowned Northern Lights. That includes a wake-up call in order for our guests not to miss seeing the Northern Lights should they appear, warm clothes and blankets for our guests not to get cold during the display of the beautiful green scenery in the sky and custom made benches to rest upon while you watch the Northern Lights display.