Welcome to the Aurora Reykjavik northern lights exhibition

Winter special: Book online and get 10% online discount!

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 travelled 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.

The northern lights theatre – capturing nature at its finest!

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 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.


11:00 - 19:00

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!


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.