About Us

Aurora Forecast is an all inclusive guide to Northern Lights hunting in Iceland. We cover everything you need to know to maximise your chance of seeing this natural phenomena known as the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.

Some of what we already do or will cover:

  • Northern Lights Activity Forecast
  • Cloud Cover Forecast
  • Earth & Space Weather Information
  • Sun & Moon status
  • Real Time Data
  • When to Go on the Hunt
  • Where to Go on the Hunt
  • Safe Travel & Road Conditions
  • How to Photograph the Northern Lights
  • What to Wear & Bring
  • Responsible Northern Lights Hunting Behaviour

We hope this initial release of our website is the start of a beautiful long term relationship with Northern Lights hunters. Our mission is to be an easily read, non-cluttered, no-nonsense, myth-busting base of tools and information. Please check back often, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and don’t miss any updates!

At this stage of development we do not offer personal advice or communication, but feel free to drop us a line if you have any requests, questions or brilliant/lame/mediocre ideas. Perhaps we can tackle them in a blog post or add to our FAQ. We would love to continue making this guide better with your positively helpful input, don’t hesitate to shoot us an idea at: groundcontrol@auroraforecast.is

Who are we and why should you believe us?

Sævar Helgi Bragason
Space weather specialist. Has published several books and articles on the subject as well as hosting TV programs and radio shows. Teacher of astronomy and space weather in schools and to tour operators. Known in Iceland as StjörnuSævar (StarSævar). If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? StjörnuSævar!

Róbert Bragason
Earth weather specialist. Northern Lights & Stargazing Guide. Paragliding & Meteorology Instructor. Wrote the book on micro meteorology for the Reykjavik Sport Flying Club. Called AcroBobby for a spine chilling reason.

Anita Hafdís Björnsdóttir
Information Designer. Northern Lights Guide/Photography enthusiast. Paragliding Instructor. Known as Mama Bird. Loves nothing more than the freedom of soaring through the sky on a Paraglider, and capturing the night sky on camera.

We rely on the scientific data provided by relevant authority institutes like the Icelandic Meteorology Office and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. We use our experience as veterans of Northern Lights hunting and weather predicting to decipher forecasts. And we use our insight as Icelanders having grown up under the Aurora oval to put all the pieces together.

We look forward to sharing the Northern Lights with you!

Aurora Forecast Iceland