That is high praise coming from an educator! And I will have to agree with you, we are an unusual and unique little place, completely owned, created, and run by some really big fans of the lights!
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we loved seeing what photos you chose to capture while you visited. (That pin map is one of our most instagrammed subjects! We had to build it a new frame just to hold up the weight. We love seeing where everyone is traveling from.)
The folklore section is a favorite among our staff. Being in the presence of such an incredible phenomenon can truly make one understand how some of those tales came about. It is important to remember those stories, as they are such a central part of the cultures that they hail from. We are glad that you enjoyed them as much as we do. :)
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This is excellent to hear! Our greatest goal is to send you home having learned a new thing. (We are also glad to hear that you made good use of the yoga mats, as that is one of our favorite activities.) There is nothing quite like yoga under the northern lights, and then coffee and tea in the lounge after!
Ah yes, some of the excursions can start out pretty late. Depending on what time of year you visit, sometimes we have to get going pretty far into the night to get the best darkness for visibility. Our light availability changes pretty quickly throughout the season, however, so you would be surprised how early you can go out during midwinter! You will have to visit again in winter to see, we get some lovely snow as well.
Either way, we are happy that you decided to give us a try, as our auroras are visible a bit before the typical hour. :) I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and we thank you for letting us know how it went.
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We´re so glad that you enjoyed visiting us. Did you know, that all of the photographs and film footage were captured by our team at the museum, and that all of those auroras were captured here in Iceland? (Well, except for the footage from space, of course. ;))
That´s a neat fact that visitors often do not get a chance to know, and we would like to spread the word- as we think it´s key to why the museum is so special. It´s nice to see the photos from the people giving the advice!
That being said, we are happy that you chose to spend some of your trip with us, and we are thankful that you enjoyed your visit.