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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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  • This was a nice little museum. It was very busy when we went, but that may have had something to so with the gales we were getting that day. There are photos, time lapse videos. There are some hands o...  more »
  • The aurora centre offers an overview of how multiple cultures interpreted the northern lights, an explanation of it, and of course many beautiful pictures. Yet the whole limited. There was more out of it, for example about the measurements and predictions. The Noorderlicht app (by voigt travel) has been offering a lot more info. At kiosk you can still the virtual reality glasses on.
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  • This was a must visit on the basis we were here for the Northern lights. It was essential that we visited to understand what we hoped to see, assuming we were lucky. It is simply a walk-around museum ...  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