Northern Lights - aurora borealis

Glaciers and mountains in the realm of Vatnajökull National Park offer the guests of Hotel Arnanes a great opportunity to see the dance of the northern lights. This only happens in the winter between September and April.

Northern lights in Iceland

Northern Lights, or aurora borealis can be seen at a certain period of time when there is a high sunspot activity. This period started 2009 and it will last till spring of 2014. Next period starts after the year 2022.
Arnanes is an ideal spot to see the northern lights, since located in the country side with little or no light ,,pollution”.

Ofcourse there is no quarantee of seeing these lights but the area where Arnanes Hotel is located, is known for having more days of clear skies (Icelandic Met Office) than most of other areas in Iceland.

Warm clothes are useful since the lights are seen late in the evening and into the night, mostly during winter.



Our specialties are fish dishes and traditional Icelandic food. Ideal facilities for meetings and smaller groups.

Things to do

Take a look at the various activities in the area.