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Aurora Reykjavik, Reykjavik

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Learn how the northern lights are formed at Aurora Reykjavik, Iceland's first educational and recreational northern lights center. Signs explain the history and science behind this natural phenomenon. The center will introduce you to folktales, local myths, and legends that will help you put the northern lights in the context of Icelandic culture. Watch a display of images of the phenomenon shot at various locations from the relaxing seats of the small movie theater. A gift shop offers a selection of souvenirs made by Icelanders, along with a complimentary cup of coffee. The staff will give you helpful information on how to see the northern lights for yourself. You can plan Reykjavik trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This is a great presentation and explanation of the Northern Lights, complete with a move that is far better than the Perlan planetarium. 
    This is a great presentation and explanation of the Northern Lights, complete with a move that is far better than the Perlan planetarium.  more »
  • Expensive public toilet with nice pictures on the walls. Now, seriously: Most of the space is occupied by photos of the aurora borealis (You need to go to a museum for that, because there is no... 
    Expensive public toilet with nice pictures on the walls. Now, seriously: Most of the space is occupied by photos of the aurora borealis (You need to go to a museum for that, because there is no...  more »
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  • Very interesting. Full of facts about the cause of aurora, where they can be seen, where the Kp number is important and where it is not, how to photograph aurora and a simulator to see what your own camera can do with aurora. Also a slide show of great aurora photos including where they were taken, and a free coffee or tea and a chance to see some aurora in a pair of virtual reality goggles. Well worth a visit.
  • Really cool hidden gem. Looks so unassuming from the outside, but is packed with cool experiences inside. All of the photography is from the owners and is laid out really well!

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