Iceland has a reputation for northern lights, starting as early as September they can be spotted as long as the night turns dark. And Neskaupstadur is one of the best places to spot them, not just because of the location but also because of the lack of man-made light. You can look up as you walk home from Beituskurinn and see this wonder of nature blazing across the mountain ranges, or take a short drive into the valley, away from the soft glow of streetlights in town and watch their full glory of greens and purples. The joy of seeing northern lights never gets old and the pleasure of hearing them because the world around you is silent increases the magic ten fold.