During this unique Northern Lights experience, you will learn the science and history behind this spectacular phenomenon. It is excellent preparation for an actual Northern Lights tour or a compromise if you visit during the summer. And you don't even have to go away deep into the wilderness! Just sit it back and enjoy the spectacle!
Áróra (Aurora) is a unique Northern Light experience that showcases the science and history behind this natural phenomenon. This Aurora Borealis exhibition will take you far away into the Icelandic wilderness using art, science, and storytelling.
Besides science and history, you'll also learn some of the mysteries of the Northern Lights that took the shape of myths and legends.
To showcase the Northern Lights to the smallest detail, Áróra uses an edge-cutting 8K technology. If you are fascinated with the amazing Aurora Borealis or want to learn more about them - this tour is just right for you!
Walk: It takes 20-40 minutes from downtown Reykjavík to Perlan. Drive: It takes 5-10 minutes to drive from downtown Reykjavík to Perlan. There is free parking for visitors right outside the building. Public Transportation: Strætó, the Icelandic ...)
The Arora show can be seen between 9:00-21:00.
Arora is located in one of Iceland’s most famous buildings – the Perlan Exhibition Center in Reykjavik. It stands on Reykjavik’s tallest hill and offers spectacular views over Reykjavik Bay, the city and the surrounding mountains. Perlan hosts a number of other exhibitions apart from Arora, including ‘The Wonders of Iceland’ and ‘Water in Icelandic Nature’, which could be added as optional extras to this tour.
There are a number of different ways to get to Arora.
Arora also has a number of other facilities for visitors to enjoy.
Út í Bláinn restaurant – located on the top floor of the building, it is worth a visit in and of itself, thanks to its stunning views. It serves a delicious fusion menu that is inspired by European and Icelandic cuisine.
Kaffitár café – a relaxed café that is also on the top floor – it serves authentic Icelandic beverages, ice cream, warm soup and much, much more.
Rammagerðin – A gift shop on the fourth floor – it is one of the oldest shops in Iceland and sells a variety of traditional items.