Aurora Basecamp is a unique Northern Lights Observatory, offering guests the chance to experience a real-time, indoor simulation of the Northern Lights in a comfortable setting. From there, when the conditions are right, you can take the leap of faith out into the Icelandic night, to get breathtaking views and photos of the real thing! Perfect location to enjoy the Northern Lights, only 20 minutes drive from Reykjavik. An ideal starting point for a hunt on your own.
We open 15th of october
It is necessary to BOOK ONLINE IN ADVANCE.
Aurora Basecamp can host a limited number of guests each night. Bookings are open now. We look forward to seeing you!
The Aurora Lounge is the heart of our Aurora Basecamp. The 150 square meter geodesic dome is specially designed to withstand the harsh weather of the Icelandic winter and to provide our guests with a safe and comfortable viewing platform during their night-out. We keep it cozy and low lit to preserve your night vision and with easy access to the included hot chocolate or tea to warm you up between your lookout walks in the rugged lava field that surrounds our Basecamp.
Hand in hand with the Aurora guides, we provide a live feed of the Northern Lights activity and sightings throughout the evening. Combine that with all the information you need to pick your route for the evening drive.
The Dark Park has the most unique lighting in all of Iceland and maybe even the world! Inside 6 large glass tubes, we’ve replicated the conditions to match the blend of the gases and air pressure where the Northern Lights are formed in the upper atmosphere. The gases are then charged with electrical energy, creating the actual Northern Lights just as they appear in the skies above us. It’s a scientifically accurate and beautiful display that mirrors what’s going on in the night skies.
In Dark Park, you will be able to rest the eyes from the lights in your daily life. Then you will be better prepared to see the colors in the sky. The reason the Aurora appear gray is that the human eyes don’t see color well in dim light. At very low light levels, our vision is based entirely on rods, photoreceptor cells that are very sensitive to light but not to color. If Aurora is bright enough, cones are activated and the color becomes visible.
Included in the admission fee is exclusive access to the Northern Lights Observatory indoor and outdoor area.
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WE OPEN 15TH OF OCTOBER
It is necessary to BOOK ONLINE IN ADVANCE. Aurora Basecamp can host a limited number of guests each night.
Parking and admission fee
Adult …………….3.900 ISK
13 - 18 years …….1.900 ISK
0 - 12 years …….FREE
Open from 8 pm - 12 pm every day