Northern Lights on Viðey Island

Embark from Reykjavík Harbour on this amazing northern lights hunt, across the channel to the island of Viðey.

9900 ISK
very easy
2 hours
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Viðey Island
Reykjavík Harbour
Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis
Photography Opportunities
English Guidance


Viðey offers you change in pace for your Northern Lights expedition. The island is a mere 20 minutes sail from the heart of Reykjavik´s city centre.

The island itself is quiet, (just the sound of resting birds can be heard) dark, (absent from artificial light throughout the majority of the island) and has been uninhabited since the 1950´s. You can enjoy the scenery, nature, history and culture of the island on our evening stroll in search of the natural phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. 

Photographing the art work or buildings of the island with the northern lights behind adds that something special to your pictures either it can be the stunning blue light from the Imagine Peace Tower, the oldest stone building in Iceland or even yourself! The island also provides incredible platforms for a 360° panoramic of the capital city, Imagine Peace Tower, the island itself, mountain ranges and some of the oldest buildings in Iceland.

*For your enjoyment, this tour is weather dependent. We recommend wearing good sturdy shoes and all-weather clothing as the temperatures and wind speed can change quickly.

Supplied By: Elding

What's included?

  • Boat tour
  • Professional guidance
  • Warm cottage
  • Cozy seating area
  • Toilet facilities

What's Required?

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves) Tripod for better camera stability (if taking photographs)

How do we get there?

Northern Lights on Viðey Island sets off from Reykjavík's old harbour. Turn in your Northbound voucher at the Elding ticket desk. Pick ups available from hotels, 2200ISK (Adults) and 1100ISK (Child). 

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If no lights are seen on the tour you will be offered a complimentary ticket, valid for two years. The tour is weather dependent, so if the weather is too rough we might have to cancel the tour. The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and unpredictable, so remember to bring patience and optimism with you.
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