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Reykjavik: Aurora Reykjavik Entrance Ticket

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Activity provider: Aurora Reykjavik

Reykjavik: Aurora Reykjavik Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Aurora Reykjavik

From US$ 18.89 per person

Catch the Aurora Borealis all year round at Aurora Reykjavík, The Northern Lights Center. Discover the perfect starting point before you head out in search of the Northern Lights - and a great alternative if you can't catch them.

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  • Explore folklore and science in the multimedia exhibition
  • Watch the Northern Lights dance in 360° virtual reality in the movie theater
  • Improve your chances to see the aurora yourself with insider tips
  • Try your hands at the Northern Lights photo simulator
  • Talk to experts in the lounge while enjoying a complimentary coffee or tea
Full description
Discover the Aurora Reykjavík’s Northern Lights Center and educational and inspirational center where the magical Northern Lights are always on display.  First, explore the exhibitions where you can read up on the aurora through stories and legends from around the world, learn about the science behind this amazing phenomenon and gaze at spectacular Northern Lights photography from top Icelandic photographers. Then, head over to the movie theater where you can watch a fantastic 4K time-lapse film of the Aurora Borealis. Projected onto a 7-meter-wide screen, you can sit back in bean bags or even lay down on a big wool rug as you enjoy this 30 minutes film. Marvel at the dazzling displays of auroral activity captured all over Iceland, accompanied by relaxing music.  Next, put on your virtual reality goggles to watch the world's first 360° movie of auroral displays captured at Iceland's most exciting places, such as on top of Langjökull glacier or at the edge of Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. Aurora Reykjavík is a great alternative if the Northern Lights are not visible during your stay in Iceland. It's also highly recommended to visit the Center to get set for your own Northern Lights adventure. A whole team of Northern Lights enthusiasts welcomes you every day from 9 AM to 9 PM, sharing expert tips about the best places to go and the forecast.  There is even a specially equipped photo booth where you can learn how to adjust your camera's settings should you want to try your hand at capturing an auroral display yourself. Before leaving, be sure to grab a free cup of coffee in the Northern Lights Center gift shop.
  • Entrance to Aurora Reykjavik, The Northern Lights Center
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • 360° virtual reality video
  • 30-minute northern lights film in a cozy and relaxing cinema room
  • Northern lights photo simulator
  • Guidebooks in 13 languages
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Aurora Reykjavik, Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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    • Entrance to Aurora Reykjavik, The Northern Lights Center is included
    • 360° virtual reality video, guidebooks in 13 languages, and northern lights photo stimulator will be provided
    • A 30-minute northern lights film in a cozy and relaxing cinema room is included in the price
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    4.2 /5

    based on 16 reviews

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    The exhibition is interesting. Many posters and a film provide information about the formation of the aurora. What I liked best were the interactive elements, so that you can test your camera settings on a staged aurora and also the postcards/gifs that you can send to each other by e-mail. There could be more of that.

    April 23, 2022

    Nice way to learn about the Aurora Borealis phenomenon from pictures with descriptions and videos. Very good alternative if the weather doesn't permit to see the actual Northern lights during your visit to Iceland. The virtual reality is good idea as well. The lady who was operating the place was lovely and very helpful.

    November 15, 2021

    This was an informative activity, with several components. The mechanics of the Northern Lights were explained very clearly in the exhibit and the video showing them from a number of locations was very enjoyable. The combination or was the virtual reality video. This could have been longer, but was nonetheless very impressive. My six-year-old was very enthusiastic! The staff for welcoming and very helpful.

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    October 3, 2021

    Product ID: 367945