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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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Grandagardur 2 | aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"virtual reality"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Iceland during the summer, when no one can see the Aurora Borealis. So we went to this wonderful little museum/light show and it was a great treat. Informative and beautiful, almost as good as being there in person, without...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went with my husband during the summer and so we knew we weren't going to see the Aurora Borealis but I was glad we could at least go here and see some stuff. It was a bit expensive for what was there but it...More

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly place. Lots of reading but if you want to know more about the solar system and Aurora Borealus this would be worth a stop. They have a lot of information, movies, reading and photos. The museum is not large and the time you...More

Thank Kristine C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in the harbor area near where the Cruise ships arrive. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The museum is perfect for learning about the Aurora from many aspects and has a great video that shows the Aurora in different parts of Iceland. The...More

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

Hi Tony! It is always great to know that our staff were appreciated. They have so many stories, and so much information downloaded into their brains, that transcends even our exhibit. In some ways, they ARE our extended exhibit. We are thrilled that you were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought I was going to have a “ planetarium “ or “ rounded ceiling “ aurora experience. Unfortunately it’s an elongated rectangular large screen of pictures or photos of the aurora in several places around Iceland. The cost of entry for the approximate half hour...More

Thank 1NONLY
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 1NONLY, We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. That is certainly a different experience to what we offer. Fortunately, the admission cost is not just for the 30 minute film, but for the entire multimedia exhibition, access to our virtual reality headset...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small exhibition on the Northern Lights in the old port area of Reykjavik. Although it is small it gives good information and details on the northern lights and they happen and includes good interactive exhibits as well. Well worth a visit.More

Thank NigelRLondon
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi NigelRLondon, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We are certainly diminutive in size, but vast in spirit and passion! :) And of course, we are always adding to our treasure troves of information, as the developing science...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Iceland during the 24 hour sun, so the northern lights were not something we were going to be able to see. Thanks to stopping here we were able to get as close as possible to seeing them. Their is a history of...More

Thank isitinfected
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hæ hæ isitinfected! First of all, we hope you were able to get that looked at. ;) Second of all- we are so glad you stopped by! You are correct, lady aurora goes away from us on summer holiday. Fortunately, as you discovered, we have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you happen to be in Iceland before or after the aurora borealis, you can always visit here. They have great exhibits and virtual light show that would please anyone.More

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

Hæ hæ browncondo2102! Thank you for the kind review. We do so love receiving fellow aurora hunter guests throughout the year, no matter what the season- and we are happy that you were able to be one of them. Can´t beat that virtual reality headset...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, quite a few reviews here on this site that describes an actual aurora sighting. This site is to review a Museum called Aurora Reykjavik, not to report your experience with an actual aurora sighting. This Museum is small. It has a few...More

Thank bigwawao
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi bigwawao! We do seem to get quite a few of those reviews, which I think may sometimes be intended for various excursion experiences- so you are absolutely correct there! And thank you also for the clarification- this information can be very helpful for other...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kind of small and homemade, but informative and beautiful. At the end, I was thinking, "this was it?" For the price, I would have liked it to be two or three times larger.More

Thank Julie C
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Grelli_J, Owner at Aurora Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie C.! Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with us. Real estate in Reykjavik can be hard to come by, so we try to fit as many auroras as possible in our little museum. And interestingly enough, since you´ve left us...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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