Tickets for Aurora Museum Reykjavik

Experience the northern lights on this museums's giant high-res screens

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  • See the northern lights in perfect conditions, on a 7-meter high-definition screen with Surround Sound – it's the next best thing to seeing them in real life!
  • Learn about the science behind this famous phenomenon and how the lights inspired legends in cultures all around the world
  • Try on the VR goggles in the souvenir shop and feel like you're witnessing this natural wonder with your own eyes!


The northern lights are always on display at Aurora Reykjavik, a museum dedicated to the study of this spectacular phenomenon. Lose yourself in the lights thanks to giant, high-definition screens, learn what causes that famous green glow, and get even closer with VR goggles!

Ever wondered how you'd feel about the northern lights if you saw them all the time? Find out how different cultures deal with Aurora Borealis, learn all about the science behind them, and see how they inspired legends and myths all over the world.

Witness them yourself thanks to a huge 7-meter display showing crystal-clear, high-definition footage.

Want to photograph the Aurora Borealis at their best? Just put your camera in a special contraption and hey presto, your friends will think you've snapped the lights yourself!

For an even more 'up close and personal' experience, don't miss a turn with the VR goggles in the souvenir shop at the end. You'll really feel like you're witnessing this natural wonder with your own eyes.

If you need your info in another language than English, just ask on the way in.


What's included

Access to the multimedia exhibition
See the world's first 360° virtual reality northern lights experience
Access to the northern lights movie theater
Get help from professional photographers to better capture the aurora
Free coffee and tea at the gift shop
Free parking
Additional info

Getting There

  • Take city bus 14 and get off at the Grandagarður stop
  • Parking is free onsite

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket


Opening hours

Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00

How to get there

Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Center
2, Grandagarður, 101, Reykjavík
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Ratings & reviews

based on 7 reviews
Feb 27, 2020
Information was great didn’t get chance to look at the virtual masks due to not being enough and other people hogging them
Sep 19, 2018
Enjoyed all the information and loved the big screen film of the auroras to music!! The virtual reality head goggle gave us a great experience too!
Jun 11, 2018
Excellent exhibit and wonderful movie of all versions of Aurora Borealis. Loved the virtual reality glasses.

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