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Aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik
(3.8/5 based on 750+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Readying to go see the Northern Lights I visited this museum. The price was expensive for its offering. The videos and photographs are the same as any aurora borealis website search. Really not worth ...  more »
  • Nice exhibition that well explained th phenomenom of Northern Light. Nice surrounding and very friendly and helpfull people. Nice readiding room with free coffeeshop and tea. 
  • We went on our last day of our trip, after seeing the lights on a tour. It was quite expensive for what the museum included. it look little over half an hour to go round and i would recommend it for a...  more »
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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