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Iceland: Volcanoes and Northern Lights

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The
land of fire and ice produces all kinds of strange weather phenomena. By day,
geyser-seeking, glacial hiking, volcano biking, and snow and ash cloud spotting
can keep you occupied, while nighttime delivers glimpses of spectacularly
colorful thermospheric storms of the aurora borealis. Icelandic tour outfitter
Elves & Trolls caters to climate geeks with activities like caving through lava
tunnels of Leiðarendi, wild geyser hunts, volcano hikes, and of course watching
the northern lights (elvesandtrolls.com; tours from $397).

When to Go: October–March.

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

Iceland: Volcanoes and Northern Lights

The
land of fire and ice produces all kinds of strange weather phenomena. By day,
geyser-seeking, glacial hiking, volcano biking, and snow and ash cloud spotting
can keep you occupied, while nighttime delivers glimpses of spectacularly
colorful thermospheric storms of the aurora borealis. Icelandic tour outfitter
Elves & Trolls caters to climate geeks with activities like caving through lava
tunnels of Leiðarendi, wild geyser hunts, volcano hikes, and of course watching
the northern lights (elvesandtrolls.com; tours from $397).

When to Go: October–March.

Arctic-Images / Alamy

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

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