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Aurora Reykjavik

Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 780 4500
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The Aurora Reykjavik is a new educational, recreational and interactive attraction which uses the latest advances in multimedia technology to bring the Northern Lights to life. The centre's focal point is the experience room which uses a large HD projection to immerse visitors in the Aurora Borealis' majestic green glow. The display is 7 meters wide, it is only a short time-lapse video that goes on a loop with relaxing music under it, some people like to sit there for many rounds. You can also read about some old tales, what people thought of the Northern Lights in the old days. These stories are from different countries where you can see the Northern Lights. We do explain the science behind this phenomena, both with a short video and some readings. You can also play with few touch screens, where you can see how the colors of the Northern Lights changes depending on the height of them. You can learn how to adjust your camera to take a photo of the Northern Lights and try out your camera on the Northern Lights photo simulator. We have two screens where you can see two different Northern Lights forecasts. There is also a beautiful souvenir store at the end where you can find handmade Icelandic Northern Lights items, you can also enter there without paying for the entrance to the exhibition. Aurora Reykjavik is a new feature in Reykjavik's blossoming tourism, it is owned by highly motivated young people who are working hard on making it a feature not to miss. When you come and visit please give your self few minutes to fill out the visitor survey and contribute to our mission.
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 780 4500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to learn about Northern Lights! Stunning display pictures, in-depth descriptions, and a video explaining how the lights are formed. I really enjoyed the small theatre room that played relaxing music while showing different sceneries of the lights. Near the end of the...More

Thank Edith C
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Edith! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit- and that you were able to set up your camera! It´s nice to have a chance to prepare your settings before going out on a hunt, and to test them in the simulation...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

A little difficult to find as it’s in the old port just off the main road. We got freebie entry with our Aurora tour, if you have to pay the charge is 1500 kroner. Its informative and you could chill watching the large viewing screen...More

Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Paulze! We are glad that you were able to find us! Free or discounted admission to the museum is available with some northern lights tours, which is a great way to pair the experiences. If you hold on to your excursion receipt, you can...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Totally go to Iceland to see the lights so when I heard there was a museum dedicated to it, well, I was there! Fantastic scientific information and the immersion room is awesome! Don't forget to try out the virtual reality googles in the gift shop!More

Thank KareninCO
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi KareninCO! I am so happy that you made it! This museum exists for people like you that are passionate about the phenomenon of the northern lights. (Like us! :)) We are always looking forward to meeting curious people and sharing the mystery of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

For the most spectacular views of the lights. The descriptive words cannot do this place justice. A way of immersing yourself in the lights without trekking into the unknown for hours each night.More

Thank Brianmac54
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Brian! Thank you for these kind words. Our photography team is out in the field hard at work capturing these images, and so it is good to know that they resonate with the people that have the opportunity to see them. (And it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had a great time learning about the Northern Lights and exploring this unique museum. My favorite part was the room with the Imax-like movie. There were mats so we relaxed and did some yoga poses while enjoying the beautiful sights!More

Thank Christine F
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Christine! This is excellent to hear! Our greatest goal is to send you home having learned a new thing. (We are also glad to hear that you made good use of the yoga mats, as that is one of our favorite activities.) There is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good experience and interesting info.... The images at the end are amazing and I watched them twice as soo good! Takes 15mins to watch the cycle of images. Worth the visit if you don't experience the Aurora Borealis itself......More

Thank Jan W
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jan! We are always happy to hear about your experiences here at the museum. The images in the theatre took over 6 years to capture, and are a great way to experience the majesty of the northern lights, no matter the weather or the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I entered completely drenched from the most recent rain storm and my phone battery had died and I had been completely lost for 90 min. The staff was more than gracious enough to charge my phone, offer me hot tea to warm up, and assisted...More

Thank Kellfu
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kellfu! It is good to hear that you were able to find us despite the weather. Our staff are always happy to assist visitors, and love hearing about your travels and discoveries. This museum thrives off of the people that include us in their...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A one room exhibition explaining the phenomenon of aurora borealis. In another room a film of the aurora in Iceland is shown. There are instructions how to observe and photograph the aurora.More

Thank Amos P
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hæ hæ Amos! I am glad that you enjoyed the exhibition, I hope you were able to make it to all of the rooms! If not, you will have to come back and visit us again, as we are always adding new things to the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here as we were unable to take the trip due to poor weather conditions - It was great learning about how auroras are created, how they can be seen across the globe and not just in certain locations. Definitely worth a trip if you...More

Thank HRS2017
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there HRS2017! Ahh yes, weather does occasionally get in the way of a good aurora hunt. Fortunately, our exhibit is not affected by cloud cover or low solar activity, so you made the right call in visiting! (We´ve even got auroras in the middle...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a great prelude to seeing the Northern lights giving you lots of information on how the lights are formed and what they look like if you do not get to see the light yourself.More

Thank Saaby665
Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hæ hæ Saaby665! We are so glad that you were able to stop by before your aurora hunt! It´s nice to have a chance to pick up some tips, try out your camera settings, and work through the scientific mystery of what creates northern lights,...More

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30 August 2017|
Response from bdbd231 | Reviewed this property |
December would probably be better as the sun goes down earlier. There is also a museum just past the harbor that does a good job of explaing the science behind the Northern Lights. They have virtual reality glasses that... More
Helen T
15 January 2017|
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Response from Hordur F | Property representative |
Hi Helen and thanks for asking. It costs ISK 1600, until 1st of May, It will be ISK 1800 after that. More information on Aurora Reykjavik can be found on Aurora Reykjavik web page. Best regards Hordur.