UPDATED Aurora Prediction Alert – December 2018!

Friday, 9th November 2018

Jess Weatherson

iceland aurora display with male istk

In October our northern lights experts predicted the chances of seeing the unforgettable northern lights would be extremely high from the 2-7 November 2018 due to a strong auroral storm occurring. And it duly happened as the following photos taken over this period by some of our partners in Iceland, Sweden and Norway demonstrate.


** ALERT UPDATE **
As it stands, another solar storm will follow around 1-4 December 2018!

Don’t miss out on the next spectacular light show – contact our Travel Specialists now to make your travel plans and find out about our late availability savings on selected countryside properties in Iceland – exclusive to Discover the World.


Aurora Sightings in Iceland, Sweden & Norway, 5-6 November 2018

Images courtesy of Saevar Bragasen at Hotel Ranga, Iceland; Lyngen Experience Lodge, Norway; Camp Ripan & Aurora Sky Station, Abisko in Sweden.

What is the prediction based on?

In early October 2018 a large coronal hole opened in the sun, sending solar wind hurtling towards the earth which left lucky spectators with a spine-tingling aurora borealis show. Due to the sun’s solar cycle this event was highly likely to re-occur around 27 days later and it did exactly that!

This is great news for keen observers of the northern lights considering a last minute break this winter, since as long as the same coronal hole remains open, we can expect another auroral storm between 1-4 December 2018!

“Last time around, in early November, the solar wind from the coronal hole arrived a day late but the wait was worth it because we were treated to a gorgeous display that lasted for three nights. Something similar is to be expected the first few nights of December, around 1-4 December.”
Saevar Helgi Bragason

Insider Knowledge

Saevar Helgi Bragason, Icelandic Astronomer, best-selling author and radio broadcaster is the resident expert at one of our best selling properties, Hotel Ranga. Watch the video below as Saevar guides you through the mysterious northern lights, what causes them and how to put yourself in the best position for optimal viewing.

Saevar’s website Aurora Forecast offers real-time data to steer you in the right direction for a successful northern lights hunt!

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