Entry to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Center | Museum Visit

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Aurora Reykjavík - The Northern Lights Center, Fiskislóð, Reykja
1,5 hours
English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Chinese (Cantonese), French, Italian
All year
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Discover the magic of the northern lights by booking this entrance ticket to the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Center. Those eager to immerse themselves in the wonder of the natural phenomenon of the aurora borealis should book this attraction ticket now.

Iceland's latitude means visitors and residents are well placed to enjoy one of nature's most captivating displays — the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Aurora Reykjavik is a museum dedicated to this natural phenomenon.

It's packed with exhibits to help you understand the science and folklore surrounding these dancing lights. It is Iceland's first northern lights museum and offers an immersive experience that combines scientific explanations with cultural narratives.

On arrival, you'll receive an audio guide to help you learn more about the northern lights. It's available in English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish and is compatible with your own earphones.

The museum's exhibits delve into the science behind the northern lights, explaining concepts such as solar wind, magnetosphere interactions, and the role of Earth's atmosphere in producing the vibrant colors that adorn the night sky.

Visitors to this museum enjoy the interactive displays. Through hands-on activities, guests can better understand the complex interplay of charged particles and magnetic fields involved in the aurora borealis.

You'll learn about the northern lights forecast and how to read it to improve your chances of seeing them during your trip. Friendly staff will also show you what camera settings to use to capture the beauty of the aurora borealis.

There's also a movie theater where you can enjoy a 4k timelapse on a 23-foot (7-meter) screen of the northern lights over some of Iceland's most spectacular landscapes. You'll also find a 360-degree virtual reality experience replicating the aurora.

In addition to its scientific focus, Aurora Reykjavik also explores the cultural significance of the northern lights. From ancient Norse myths to contemporary interpretations, the museum shows how the northern lights have captured imaginations across generations.

Aurora Reykjavik is also an educational hub, offering workshops and lectures on topics ranging from astrophysics to photography techniques for capturing the elusive auroras.

With this entry ticket, you'll also get a hot drink to enjoy during your visit.

Take advantage of the immersive exhibits of the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Center and your chance to learn more about the aurora borealis with this entry ticket. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Entrance to Aurora Reykjavik, The Northern Lights Center
360° virtual reality video
30-minutes northern lights film in a cozy and relaxing cinema room
QR-based audioguide
Hot drink



Cultural Activity

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This ticket gives one-time admission for the day. It is valid throughout the opening times of the exhibition.

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