CIAO formally opened 18 October 2018

The project at Karholl will have a very positive impact on its local environment, both culturally and economically. The centre is planned to be open to the general public and build a bridge between scientific research and the daily life by operating a vitor's centre dedicated to the aurora borealis.

Aurora Borealis real time monitoring at Kárhóll.

CIAO location on map


The CIAO Observatory is in the northern part of Iceland, close to the municipality Laugar, and 45 minutes from Akureyri.

Introduction video

An introductory video that was promoted at the inauguration of the Arctic Observatory in October, 2018. It introduces the development of the project and the construction of the research building.

Introduction video

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