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Aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik

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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
  • A nicely decked out building with friendly staff but the exhibits are far too few, about 3/4 of the building is just pictures of the northern lights on the wall, whilst the cinema shows great footage ...  more »
  • You shouldn't leave Reykavik without popping into see this Museum experience. It explains all about the Northern Lights but even if you do not fancy all the technical explanation, there is an amazing ...  more »
  • Unluckily we did not get the chance to see the Northern Lights when we where in Reykjavik but visiting this little museum is the next best thing! The Proprietors where very welcoming and informative 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