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Aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik
(3.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • It was a rainy day and we decided to go to some of Reykjavik's museums and happened on this one while we were on the way to the Whale Museum. This museum was great. Really good displays and movie on t...  more »
  • I went to Aurora Reykjavik attraction centre with my Daughter when we visited Reykjavik at the beginning of November this year. We decided to visit there before we went on a Northern Lights Tour so th...  more »
  • It handlet Aurora Reykjavik not only to a museum about auroras, in which one the mythological origin of individual countries, the gross scientific cause and experience experience is brought closer on a giant screen and VR in a stunning way, but the whole package is. The staff are very polite and helpful, even when it comes to issues beyond the northern lights. The free coffee/tea (organic!) is still that special something the whole experience at the end of the tour, which can to, be in a very comfortable lounge while you scroll through a there existing saga book or similar. All in all for really anyone to recommend just, if weather not really want to play with during their stay on Iceland.
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  • Fascinating! The science stuff was easy to understand and fun to interact with, and the room with the Aurora video playing was amazing. The staff are lovely and very helpful.
  • Very informative and stunning display of the northern lights. It's a little pricey for the size of the exhibit. Staff were very friendly.
  • Right place to know more about aurora. Amazing photograph of aurora.
  • A good little adventure, fun interactive exhibits as well as the science behind it all if you enjoy reading it all.
  • Nice and simple introduction to the northern lights. Has two video screenings, one to explain what they are and the other to show them in action