Aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · 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. You can plan Reykjavik trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • A good way to catch Aurora, if the conditions are in your favour. Good service with pick up on several places around the city. A nice giftshop and a lot of information about Aurora at the museum...  more »
  • We found Aurora Reykjavik really interesting and well worth a visit. The guy on the ticket desk was really good, although he hadn't received official confirmation that our trip was going ahead that.....  more »
  • This virtual reality centre was great to allow you to truly see the Aurora when the clouds and weather did not permit the tour to go and see the real thing. I loved the Virtual reality goggles and...  more »
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  • Quite a pleasant little museum that will keep you amused for an hour or so. Had fun taking pictures of the large screen backdrops so that we’d have something to show the folks back home if we failed to see the actual Northern lights during our trip. :)
  • Amazing museum! Not too big but very informative and well displayed. Also the cinema showing the northern lights was really nice. Coffee or tee was also available at the end for free, which was a really nice extra.
  • This is a small place, but provides a lot of very useful information through photos, videos, posters and exhibits related to auroras. The maximum time you would need to spend here is about 2 hours. There is a nice gift-shop to buy souvenirs and postcards at the end of your visit.
  • A very, very small, but continuously adding and building museum focusing on the Aurora lights phenomena. Little vignettes including short videos, simple hands on exhibit, murals, photos, and informational tidbits ending with a drop in their gift shop offering free tea and coffee. Piano and seating available as a respite. You will feel a new aura about you after the visit.
  • Museum about arouras with a unique gift shop attached. Cost of entry includes coffee and a restroom. Worth a visit. Similar to other Icelandic museums I visited being small and inexpensive.

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