SOURCE: Icelandair

Icelandair announce Northern Lights tour in Iceland

November 13, 2009 06:12 ET

Icelandair Announces 'Once in a Lifetime' Northern Lights Tour in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND--(Marketwire - November 13, 2009) - Icelandair, Iceland's flagship air company, has recently announced a Northern Lights package deal flying to and from North America this winter. Iceland's perfect location within the Arctic Circle provides the ideal destination to view the Northern Lights; otherwise known as the Aurora Borealis.

The 'Aurora Adventure' is a six-day excursion split between Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik, and the town of Hofn in the south-eastern part of the country to seek the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are without a doubt one of the most breathtaking natural spectacles in the world. The natural light displays occur most frequently in the Polar Regions, centered within a 2500 km radius of the geomagnetic pole.

Sunspots on the Sun's surface are the predominant cause for the appearance of the Northern Lights. The strength of the Aurora is relevant to the amount of occurring sunspots as well as clear visibility; these sunspots follow an 11-year cycle that is set to peak between 2011 and 2012. Scientists agree that the conditions for viewing the Northern Lights in 2010 are particularly superb -- making this winter the ultimate time to visit Iceland.

Further information on the Auora Adventure package (http://www.icelandair.us/offers-and-bookings/book-packages/package/item279957/Aurora_Adventure/) deal as well as flight availability can be found on the Icelandair www.icelandair.us.

About Icelandair:

Icelandair is the largest subsidiary within the Icelandair Group, accounting for around 53% of its income. In 2008 Icelandair carried 1.5 million passengers on its scheduled flights between Iceland, Europe and North America to a total of 24 destinations.

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