Iceland is an amazing island with a large number of tourist attractions and recreational activities. The Northern Lights, are often the first reason given for choosing an Iceland holiday. The Aurora Borealis, is formed from rapidly moving, electrically charged particles that come from the sun and are drawn to the poles by the earth's magnetic field. The resultant colourful display is an awe-inspiring experience that will never be forgotten. The best time to see them is from October to March as the sky needs to be dark and the presence of a little cloud is necessary. The capital, Reykjavik, has a long history that extends back to the ninth century. It wasn't until the post war years that it deveoped into a modern city and is now one of the cleanest cities in the world. It also has an extremely low crime rate and is one of the safest cities in the world. Summer days are long with only two hours of semi darkness so you have plenty time to see the sights. Iceland holidays appeal to those seeking a break that is a little out of the ordinary, one that will give them memories of a dramatic landscape and even more dramatic skies.