Iceland is an impossibly, beautiful country. With miles of untouched land and whimsical landscapes, it’s hard to imagine what could make this place even more magical than it already is. To top it all off, Iceland is one of the best countries for viewing the northern lights thanks to its high altitude. Late September to late March is the best time to see the lights since the sun sets so early. Unlike most countries, you don’t have to travel far out of your way to get a glimpse of the lights. Reykjavik is the only capital city besides Nuuk, Greenland, where you can still see them amid the city lights.