Aurora Basecamp - Northern Lights Observatory | Hafnarfjördur - Reykjavík

Aurora Basecamp - Northern Lights Observatory | Hafnarfjördur - Reykjavík

Enjoy the spectacular and fascinating display of northern lights in the best conditions possible from this specifically designed observatory. Let the expert guides lead you through the Icelandic night, get live feed of the northern lights activity and sightings, and - most importantly – watch the northern lights dance across the sky, while sheltered from the sometimes harsh Icelandic winter weather. A warm and relaxing environment to get mesmerized. Available from late August to late April.

Operated by: Aurora Basecamp

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Aurora Basecamp is located in Hafnarfjörður, about 10 km (6 mi) South of Reykjavík.


  • Get breathtaking views of the northern lights
  • Enjoy a relaxing moment in a cosy and warm environment
  • Get optimum chances of sightings with reduced light pollution
  • Learn about the science behind northern lights with expert guides


  • Guidance
  • Northern lights, weather permitting!
  • Admission to the Aurora Lounge in the geodesic dome
  • Access to the Dark Park that simulates the aurora phenomenon
  • Refreshments


  • Warm parka
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Woolen cap
  • Shoes suited to terrain
  • Camera (tripods can come in handy to photograph northern lights)


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