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Old 02-14-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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That's right, I had forgotten about that---the Arctic Circle is north of any part of Iceland. So if you go to Iceland in summer, you have no chance of seeing the Midnight Sun nor the Aurora Borealis. The sky will be nearly full daylight all night, making it impossible to see the aurora, but it also will dip below the horizon on the solstice, so there is no midnight sun either.

Furthermore, the north coast of Iceland is the cloudiest place on earth, so you'll probably never even see the open sky there.
Is Canada an option as well, both in terms of likelihood of seeing the lights, in cost, and also in terms of OTHER stuff to do?

(I live in DC).
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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I have been in Narvik (Norway) in late August and could see the AB but VERY faintly. As someone said, it's a crapshoot.
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