Prepare for the Strongest Northern Lights in Over a Decade, Says NASA

northern lightsNASA has predicted that the northern lights will be at their most intense in over a decade. According to the NASA website, “Forecasters say Solar Max is due in the year 2013. When it arrives, the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle will bring more solar flares, more coronal mass ejections, more geomagnetic storms and more auroras than we have experienced in quite some time.” 

Icelandair is offering packages to experience the northern lights, starting at $689 per person. Icelandair’s Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights package includes roundtrip airfare on Icelandair, three nights hotel and an exclusive boat trip to search for the northern lights.

For more information on this and other northern lights packages available from Icelandair, go to

Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland since 1937, offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto with seasonal service from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Anchorage, Newark, Halifax, Edmonton and Vancouver. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe.

Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Additional information about Icelandair’s fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.

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