Aurora Reykjavík

Where the Northern Lights are always on display



Watch the cold fire dance!

Join a Northern Lights tour

Velkomin to our northern lights center­­!
We are hunters of an elusive subject called Aurora Borealis.
We created Aurora Reykjavik to share our passion and knowledge about the most unique natural phenomenon in the world.
This museum was the dream of four people, and the wonders here are the work of many. We have traveled the entire world chasing the light, but our adventures have always brought us home.
This house is both the start and the result of an endless fascination.
Come in, and see what we have seen.

Welcome to our Northern Lights exhibition

The Northern Lights exhibition in Reykjavik is your first stop when you want to experience the Aurora Borealis in Iceland.

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 theater – 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-meter 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
Send us a message!


09:00 - 21:00


Adults ............................ 1800 ISK

Students, seniors ........1600 ISK

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

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!

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 10 persons – please ask us at the counter or send us a line.

Book online and get 10% online discount!



Souvenir Shop

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

Join a guided northern lights tour!

To fully enjoy the Northern Lights experience we recommend a guided tour. You will save time and worries, the guides are aware of the conditions both in weather and solar activity and you’ll be in great company with like-minded people. We fully recommend any of the companies below. We’ve carefully selected these collaborators since we’ve known them for years and know they are reliable and professional.