Aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik

4.0
#5 of 132 in Museums in Iceland
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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  • Having visited Reykjavik at the end of the Northern Lights season "May" and it being overcast almost every night we were there it was a delight to find this museum which is packed full of interesting ...  more »
  • A small but well run museum with quite a bit of interactive technology! Great for kids and older kids! We didn't get to see the Northern Lights on this visit to Iceland, but I did see them here and le...  more »
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  • On my visit to Reykjavik, my group sought out this place. You see, we came in May and, even then, nighttime wasn't particularly dark. Knowing we would miss seeing the aurora, this place provided some nice visuals. Sure, it was an also-ran but it was enjoyable and informative, nonetheless.
  • So glad we went. Interesting. They showed us how to set up our cameras to get the Aurora lights. Thanks or we would never would have gotten the pics!!!
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