Welcome to the Aurora Reykjavik northern lights exhibition

Take a walk through history and learn how people and cultures around the world saw the Northern Lights via legends and myths connected to this amazing phenomenon. In our multimedia exhibition we offer interactive displays as well as 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 the auroras yourself.

The northern lights theatre – capturing nature at its finest!

The high point of your visit to the center will certainly be our theatre where a continuously running HD film is playing throughout the day. Projected onto a 7 metre wide screen, you can sit back and enjoy this 25 minute film that features some of the most magnificent auroral displays seen over Iceland. The film is accompanied by soft music in surround-sound, making this a relaxing and restful experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the lights and about northern lights photography.


Grandagarður 2
101 Reykjavík​
Tel: +354 780-4500
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09:00 - 21:00


Adults ............................ 1600 ISK

Students, seniors ........1400 ISK

6-18 years .................... 1000 ISK

The Northern Lights Center is divided into sections which include:

History of the Northern Lights

The history, the science, the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights

Interactive Displays

Magnificent auroral displays seen over Iceland projected onto a 7 metre wide screen – a therapeutic and restful experience

Legends and Stories from
Around the World

The Northern Lights have made an impact on different cultures in Arctic areas.

Introduction to Northern
Lights Photography

Get your camera ready for your unique photo of the Northern Lights!

Souvenir Shop

Our gift shop stocks a unique selection of high quality handmade items by young Icelandic designers, photographers and artists.

We´re open for you every day from 9 am to 9 pm. You can drop by any time and buy your ticket at the entrance, or you book here online.

We offer special group admissions for more than 5 persons – please ask us at the counter or send us a line.