Iceland is ideally located to see the aurora borealis. Before science could explain what these dancing lights were, there were many theories throughout different cultures. For example, the Old Norse theorized that they could be the glinting of the armor of the Valkyries. These mythical female figures chose who would live and die in battle and then took the dead to the afterlife. To best view the aurora borealis, you need a clear sky and darkness. Luckily Iceland has an abundance of both. The expansive, remote landscape throughout Iceland offers some of the most spectacular viewing places to see the northern lights. You can watch the lights dance through the night sky, practically bouncing off their reflections from the lakes and rivers in the country.