17th February 2015

Witnessing the Northern Lights on a school trip to Iceland is a once in a lifetime experience that requires a large dose of good fortune, careful planning and patience.

One of nature’s most mesmerising displays, the Northern Lights is a mysterious multi-coloured show that illuminates the night sky with a magical glow of colours and patterns. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the lights are formed from fast-moving, electrically charged particles from the sun that are driven towards the poles by the Earth’s magnetic field. Elusive and rare, the Northern lights are generally visible from the onset of Autumn to the light nights of Spring.

Iceland Air however has now made the Northern Lights an all year round phenomena by introducing a plane which promises passengers a glimpse of nature’s most famous lightshow every time they travel. Thanks to the careful skills of airbrush artists, Iceland Air’s Boeing 757 has been decorated with the mesmerising images and patterns of the lights transforming it into the “Hekla Aurora”. Complete with in-flight LED lighting that mimics the natural phenomena of the Aurora Borealis, the aircraft is dedicated to giving passengers the ultimate Northern Light experience.

To celebrate the launch of the new “Hekla Aurora” the aircraft flew over the Hallgrimskirja Church in Reykjavik which was also illuminated to mark the annual Winter Light’s Festival.  It will make appearances over the coming months on a variety of routes across the airline’s network.  However if you would like to see the real thing in person why not consider organising a school trip to Iceland with Adaptable Travel. Offering comprehensive tailor made packages for you and your students we specialise in school trips to Iceland and will do everything possible to make sure that you see the elusive Northern Lights.

To find out more information about a school trip to Iceland simply contact Adaptable Travel today and we will be happy to help.

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