Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Iceland  /  Capital Region  /  Reykjavik  /  Museums  /  Aurora Reykjavik

Aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik

(1,100+ reviews on the web)
Specialty Museum Museum
Learn how the northern lights are formed at Aurora Reykjavik, Iceland's first educational and recreational northern lights center. Signs explain the history and science behind this natural phenomenon. The center will introduce you to folktales, local myths, and legends that will help you put the northern lights in the context of Icelandic culture. Watch a display of images of the phenomenon shot at various locations from the relaxing seats of the small movie theater. A gift shop offers a selection of souvenirs made by Icelanders, along with a complimentary cup of coffee. The staff will give you helpful information on how to see the northern lights for yourself. Take a look at our Reykjavik travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Aurora Reykjavik and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create a full Reykjavik itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Reykjavik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Reykjavik by other users

18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ICELAND April, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM ICELAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM ICELAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Reykjavik BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Reykjavik BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Aurora Reykjavik provides a nice place to experience the story of the Northern Lights, particularly for the visitor unable to make it during the season. Not only are there lots of sims to enable one t...  more »
  • Small museum with photographs and some details of the Northern lights. The challenge with such a museum is it always falls short of seeing the real thing. The highlight is the wide screen video /docum...  more »
  • If you visit Iceland in summer and feel frustrated that you've missed your chance to see the Northern Lights, head over to this small but delightful museum in downtown Reykjavik. Give yourself a good ...  more »
Google
  • It was a pretty poor quality museum. This was our best bet to seeing the actual Northern Lights but it was a pretty poor show. I wouldn't bother.
  • Would have given it 4 stars as was a good (though small) exhibition. But very expensive for somewhere where you could only spend an hour maximum at. Did have a nice shop coffee area to relax in though.
  • A lovely place with helpful and amazing staff. Really helped us to hunt down the northern lights
  • Great information! If it wasn't for Taylor we would have missed the Northern Lights in Reykjavik on 27March17. Camera rentals available for approximately $45USD (2017)and instructions on capturing lights.
  • Very small museum, they have an interesting short video but you can find all the information online these days, nothing in it that was really surprising or really well presented.