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Northern Lights Visible in Iceland This Summer

The aurora borealis exist in summer too but aren’t visible because of the bright nights in the northern hemisphere. However, two entrepreneurs in Reykjavík, Hörður Elís Finnbogason and Grétar Jónsson, have found a solution to the problem: the northern lights center Aurora Reykjavík formally opened last Friday.

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“We know of course that the experience won’t be comparable to seeing northern lights with the naked eye but the weather conditions in Iceland often block visibility and they can never be seen in the summer, of course,” Hörður told in March.

The center is divided into different sections where visitors will be able to view the northern lights and obtain information about the natural phenomenon. In the main hall, which is slightly cooled, a video of dancing northern lights will run throughout the day.

Aurora Reykjavík is located at Grandi by the old harbor in the city center.


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