Is North Iceland the place to spot UFOs?

North Iceland is the place to go if you want to spot whales, puffins and Northern Lights, but is it also the place to spot UFOs? According to the UK newspaper The Mirror, a UFO was seen falling from the sky above the town of Akureyri in North Iceland late last September. A video from a webcam in Akureyri shows the strange object, which looks like a fireball, slowly coming down to earth.

Our science advisors say the object is most likely a sky lantern. What do you think? Can you explain this?

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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