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Reykjavik: Northern Lights Photo Tour & Aurora Center Ticket

1. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Photo Tour & Aurora Center Ticket

Search for Northern Lights in the most picturesque locations around Reykjavik. Explore the Aurora Centre for an in-depth introduction to this unique phenomenon and learn how to best capture the lights with your camera from expertly trained guides. Begin the tour with an exclusive visit to the Aurora Center Reykjavik to receive a taste of what is to come later in the evening. With the help of interactive and informative displays, be introduced by your guides to the science, mythology, and history behind the lights.  Preset your cameras for the journey ahead and continue onward to the most exclusive locations for perfect Northern Lights photographs. The team will work hard during the day to find the perfect sites according to the weather data for that evening.  Through the tour, receive help and guidance when photographing the Northern Lights to make sure you won't miss a single moment to best capture the aurora lights. Additionally, your guide will also take pictures to share with the group.  Keep warm with hot chocolate and enjoy the stunning winter backdrop of the remarkable places along the trip during this unforgettable photography experience.  Benefit from a small group tour, with a maximum of 18 passengers, ensuring that you get an intimate experience and that your guide will have enough time to assist everyone.

Reykjavik: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

2. Reykjavik: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Reykjavik. Download the app onto your phone and explore Reykjavik at your own pace. Use the app and integrated maps to find your way to 10 attractions in Reykjavik. Solve a location-based riddle at each attraction and unlock the next location you need to visit. The app includes facts and information about each location you stop at. Work as a team and use logic, imagination, observation, and problem solving to make your way around the city. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee, lunch, or a break at any time.

Reykjavik: Aurora Reykjavik Entrance Ticket

3. Reykjavik: Aurora Reykjavik Entrance Ticket

Discover the Aurora Reykjavík’s Northern Lights Center and educational and inspirational center where the magical Northern Lights are always on display.  First, explore the exhibitions where you can read up on the aurora through stories and legends from around the world, learn about the science behind this amazing phenomenon and gaze at spectacular Northern Lights photography from top Icelandic photographers. Then, head over to the movie theater where you can watch a fantastic 4K time-lapse film of the Aurora Borealis. Projected onto a 7-meter-wide screen, you can sit back in bean bags or even lay down on a big wool rug as you enjoy this 30 minutes film. Marvel at the dazzling displays of auroral activity captured all over Iceland, accompanied by relaxing music.  Next, put on your virtual reality goggles to watch the world's first 360° movie of auroral displays captured at Iceland's most exciting places, such as on top of Langjökull glacier or at the edge of Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. Aurora Reykjavík is a great alternative if the Northern Lights are not visible during your stay in Iceland. It's also highly recommended to visit the Center to get set for your own Northern Lights adventure. A whole team of Northern Lights enthusiasts welcomes you every day from 9 AM to 9 PM, sharing expert tips about the best places to go and the forecast.  There is even 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 an auroral display yourself. Before leaving, be sure to grab a free cup of coffee in the Northern Lights Center gift shop.


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What people are saying about Aurora Reykjavík

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

This was an informative activity, with several components. The mechanics of the Northern Lights were explained very clearly in the exhibit and the video showing them from a number of locations was very enjoyable. The combination or was the virtual reality video. This could have been longer, but was nonetheless very impressive. My six-year-old was very enthusiastic! The staff for welcoming and very helpful.

Nice way to learn about the Aurora Borealis phenomenon from pictures with descriptions and videos. Very good alternative if the weather doesn't permit to see the actual Northern lights during your visit to Iceland. The virtual reality is good idea as well. The lady who was operating the place was lovely and very helpful.

It was a well-rounded affair from the first to the last moment. Kristen was a very nice, competent guide, from whom we learned a lot ... about the northern lights and about Iceland. The small group was so pleasant and the place to admire the lights for hours was just breathtaking. Any time!