The Aurora Lounge at Aurora Basecamp is cozy and low lit Geodesic dome, furnished with tables and benches and with plenty of hot chocolate for warming up on the cold winter night. The Lounge is fully staffed with experts that will tell you everything you need to improve your chances at seeing the Natural Northern Lights on any given night of the season.
Finding the Northern lights can be tricky and it takes more than just driving around in the dark. The Dark Park experience is a 15 minute guided tour through our exhibition, designed to help you identify the natural Northern lights right from the starting phase. Using both still and live images we guide our guests through the different phases of the lights and show the current activity of the Natural lights in our unique Northern Lights Mirror Tubes.
As a Northern Lights Observatory, the real magic happens outside when the conditions are right. The guided tour ends in the outdoor area that is low lit and with open fire and benches to stay warm while admiring the endless space or simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.
Guided tour of the Northern Lights Observatory indoor and outdoor area. Experience a real-time, indoor simulation of the Northern Lights in a comfortable setting. From there, if 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! Aurora Basecamp is an ideal starting point to learn how to hunt the Northern Lights on your own and how to take pictures.
150 square meter geodesic dome specially designed to withstand the harsh weather of the Icelandic winter. Cozy and comfortable viewing platform with low light to preserve the night vision and with easy access to hot chocolate to warm up between lookout walks in the rugged lava field that surrounds our Aurora Basecamp.
Aurora Basecamp´s expert aurora guides assist you with how to find the Northern Lights and how to take the best pictures of the Northern Lights.