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Surroundings AND

Northern lights

                    The surroundings:

Many of Iceland's most amazing pearls are a short driving distance from us.  On your way from the capital you will pass the Eyjafjallajökull volcano glacier, the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the Skógar museum situated by the majestic Skógafoss waterfall and the outlet glacier Sólheimajökull, to name a few. From Volcano Hotel there is only about 5-10 minutes drive to the black beaches, Reynisdrangar and amazing basaltic rock formation in Reynisfjara beach and the Dyrhólaey promontory. The glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, is in just over two hours drive from us, so you can easily drive there and back in a day making a stop in Skaftafell national park. Vestman Island Ferry is located in about 45 minutes from the Hotel so a day trip to Vestman Island is one of the possibilities while staying with us. As you can see Volcano Hotel, because of its great location, is an ideal place as a base stop when travelling in South of Iceland.

     Northern Lights

On clear dark nights in Iceland you can see the northern light when condition are good. Best time to see them is from late August to mid April.

The Northern Lights are generated in the upper atmosphere as it gets bombarded by electronically charged particles from the sun. Truly a magnificent natural phenomenon and an amazing experience. 


You can check out the northern lights forecast on

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