Aurora Reykjavík


Learn about the classical tales explaining the Northern Lights, and the scientific explanation, then watch a 35-minute surround-sound panoramic high-definition re-creation of Icelandic auroras.

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Nearby Reykjavík attractions

1. Saga Museum

0.02 MILES

The endearingly bloodthirsty Saga Museum is where Icelandic history is brought to life by eerie silicon models and a multi-language soundtrack featuring…

2. Reykjavík Maritime Museum

0.07 MILES

The crucial role fishing plays in Iceland's economy is celebrated through the imaginative displays in this former fish-freezing plant. The new exhibition…

3. Whales of Iceland


Ever strolled beneath a blue whale? This museum houses full-sized models of the 23 species of whale found off Iceland's coast. The largest museum of this…

4. Old Harbour

0.27 MILES

Largely a service harbour until recently, the Old Harbour and the neighbouring Grandi area have blossomed into tourist hot spots, with key art galleries,…

5. i8


Displays works by some of the country’s top modern artists, many of whom show overseas as well.

6. Volcano House

0.31 MILES

This modern theatre with a hands-on lava exhibit in the foyer screens a 55-minute pair of films in English (hourly) about the Vestmannaeyjar volcanoes and…

7. Reykjavík Museum of Photography

0.35 MILES

This gallery room, high above Reykjavík City Library, is well worth a visit for its top-notch exhibitions of regional photographers. If you take the lift…

8. Gröndalshús

0.36 MILES

The small, red former home of writer, illustrator and naturalist Benedikt Gröndal beautifully evokes turn-of-the-century Reykjavic life. Gröndal lived…