About the exibition
How to get to the museum ?
Hop on Hop off : Stop #5 “Reykjavík Maritime Museum”
By taxi: The number for a taxi in Reykjavik is +354 588-5522. Ask them to take you to the Aurora Reykjavík Northern Lights Center, at Grandagarður 2.
We also offer a spacious free parking area for our visitors just outside the museum.
When is the latest time I can visit ?
Are there specific times for the movie ?
Do I need to pre-book the ticket ?
How long does the visit take ?
When are you open ?
About the northern lights
When can I see northern lights in Iceland ?
When is the best time to catch the northern lights ?
Why can´t I see any northern lights in the summer ?
Where should I go to see the northern lights ?
What time do the northern lights show up ?
Can I see the northern lights from Reykjavík ?
When was the last time you saw some northern lights?
We manage to catch this amazing phenomenon pretty often here in Iceland. Our photographers go out almost every night to capture the best photos of the lights, and they share their experience on our Aurora Diary.
How can I take pictures of the northern lights ?
About the tours
What should I wear and/or take with me on a northern lights tour ?
My northern lights tour has just been cancelled, what should I do now ?
If your northern lights excursion has been cancelled by the tour operator, you can reschedule it for the next available date. Please contact the tour company in order to reschedule. You’ll find their contact information on your voucher.
If you haven´t been able to attend a northern lights tour at all during your stay because of cancellation by the tour operator, you may be entitled for a refund. Please contact your tour provider for more information.
What do you do during a northern lights tour ?
Once the tour is over, you’ll be driven back to your drop-off location. Duration of the tour is determined by the type of excursion you’ve booked, from 2-3 hours, to 5 hours.
How to book a northern lights tour ?
An electronic voucher will be sent automatically to your email. Please read it carefully as you’ll find all the details regarding pick-up time and location there, as well as the contact information of the tour company operating the tour. Please contact them directly if you have questions regarding your tour or would like to make changes to your booking. We are also in the office everyday from 9:00am-9:00pm to help, so don´t hesitate to give us a call or drop us an e-mail, if you have any questions.
Do you run northern lights tours ?
About the Northern Lights
Heading to the arctic wilderness with an aurora super jeep adventure, or joining one of Iceland’s best aurora photographers on a photo tour? Or maybe taking it a bit slower, and enjoying the dazzling lights while bathing in one of Iceland’s hot lagoons? Find your perfect tour with our ultimate northern lights tour guide – Iceland is waiting for you!
“Can you see the northern lights from Reykjavik?” is a question of many hopeful aurora hunters. The short answer: You can. And here’s where to go!
All in one! – Three must-do tours all perfectly packaged in one!
This easy travel package is for those wanting to explore the best of Iceland while staying in Reykjavík.
Within two days, join us on the must-do Golden Circle which is comprised of the amazing Gullfoss Waterfall; Iceland´s only erupting hot spring, Geysir; as well the site of the world´s oldest existing parliament, Þingvellir National Park.
When night falls we set off in search of the magical and mysterious Northern Lights. The next day, we’ll head towards Iceland’s majestic south shore and explore Waterfalls, the famous black sand beach and the picturesque town of Vík.
1. Iceland's pristine landscape and diversity of places With its massive glaciers, volcanic landscapes, geothermal hot springs, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland is more than just an aurora hotspot – it's pure magic. Here the aurora can be spotted from the comforts...
Have you ever been dancing under the northern lights at the edge of basalt cliffs next to the arctic ocean? Nothing but you and Lady Aurora, enlightened by the lighthouse whose light guides the Nordic fisherman back to the safe harbour... Can´t catch the Northern...
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KP2 and no promising cloud forecast - but when we stepped out of the Northern Lights Center right after midnight, the sky above Reykjavik opened up... So we quickly headed to the closest dark spot, the lighthouse Grotta. Due to low tide we were able to take the walk...
Can´t catch the Northern Lights? Visit us at our Northern Lights Center - where the lights are always on display! We keep you updated! Follow us on our social media channels. facebook Instagram Twitter
Camping under the Northern Lights, fishing and enjoying the serendipitous scenery... How could it be any better? Can´t catch the Northern Lights? Visit us at our Northern Lights Center - where the lights are always on display! We keep you updated! Follow us on our...