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Aurora Reykjavik

Grandagardur 2 | aurora Reykjavik, 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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"virtual reality"
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"free tea and coffee"
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"northern lights"
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"gift shop"
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"different cultures"
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"wide screen"
in 19 reviews
"slide show"
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"small museum"
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"camera settings"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful pictures"
in 13 reviews
"interactive displays"
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"entrance fee"
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"rainy day"
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"great museum"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since seeing the actual Northern Lights was not going to happen on our trip, this was a nice way to learn about the lights and enjoy their exhibit. Free coffee and tea for all visitors. This includes a virtual reality viewing. Staff were very pleasant.

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited mid February in Reykjavik before traveling out of the capital where we were actually able to view in person. These young Museum founders gave a great presentation about the science behind what we would see and provided photos and more information. They are young,...More

Thank calvero
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A visit to Aurora Reykjavik was included in our Reykjavik city tour and while the visit was interesting, I am not sure it would been worth the entrance fee to me if I were considering independent visit. The short tour begins with an explanation of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If by any chance you missed the northern lights, of if you want to relive them, this is the place to go. Their interactive shows, literature, souvenirs and interesting stuff is well worth the visit. Recommended.More

Thank Ugo C
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Ugo! Thank you for the kind words. We are always happy to meet fellow aurora enthusiasts, whether they have seen the lights a thousand times, or even at the end of a trying journey. We have spent many nights capturing this footage, and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on a tour during our stay in Reykjavic but visiting this attraction made it even more real! The displays are really informative and photographs & films absolutely stunning. I liked the thought that had gone...More

Thank Mandy L
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mandy, I am glad that you were able to utilize the admission special! The digital ticket can be quite handy, especially if you´re on a schedule. And we agree with you- it can be really nice to visit us before a hunt, to prepare...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, the outside looked a tiny bit seedy to us. But what a wonderful experience it turned out to be! There are numerous exhibits and films inside that will impress you, I think, as it did us. My husband was able to take...More

Thank Hillcountrytraveler
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Hillcountrytraveler, You are correct about that- in the summer there is not much hope for aurora hunting, it´s a bit too bright for that! And of course, apologies for the dust- it is finally that time of year for us to delve back into...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has interesting information about the cultural and scientific aspects of the Northern Lights. I loved learning about the myths attached to this phenomenon. One section seemed to have a lot of information about how to predict where and when the Northern Lights might...More

Thank Beth M
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Beth! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I hope the tips and tricks will aid you on your hunt- as I know it gets increasingly difficult this time of year, as we lose dark hours. Thanks for writing! Grelli

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only do they have a whole exhibit on how to set up your camera , they have spots where you can take pics and then the staff will help you adjust your settings. We went from not being able to take any pictures because...More

Thank Melissa G
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Melissa, This is great news! We are so happy to hear that you were able to leave us with your camera equipment all sorted out. Digging through some of the mystery of what settings are appropriate for this kind of photography can be a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite interesting little exhibition with a wonderful slideshow of photos. Staff recommended several Spots to go for the "live experience". Nice little shop where you can get tea and coffee for free after enjoying Aurora Reykjavik.More

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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kaeschin, Truer words have never been spoken. The northern lights are an elusive prey- and they behave with such sentience sometimes, that we forget that they aren´t operating off of moods! Fortunately, our team went out on hundreds of nights where they were in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setup with a lot of up to date information. Stay in the cinema for s long while as there are numerous video clips of the northern lights. Free Coffee @ the end was a bonus & the wrist strap was just class 😃More

Thank Delford M
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Delford! This is great advice that I cannot second enough- feel welcome to truly unwind in the cinema room! There are thousands of images contained in the footage there, and we absolutely want to encourage you to truly immerse yourself, and enjoy. (Thats why...More

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budfarley1
31 August 2017|
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Response from Grelli_J | Property representative |
Hi there! November is a great time of year to visit, as you are well within the auroral season at that time. Chances of course vary depending on things like the presence of solar activity, and the weather in the area that... More
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Helen T
16 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.
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Summerscales123
1 April 2016|
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Response from Grelli_J | Property representative |
Hi Summerscales123, thanks for writing. November is a great time to view the lights, as you are well within the auroral season (mid August-mid April), and there are plenty of dark hours. The probability of seeing auroral... More
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