Northern Lights Cruise

Witness the stunning Northern Lights from the best possible place, the open ocean.

9900 ISK
very easy
2 hours
September to April
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Northern Lights
Boat Tour
Reykjavík Coast
Old Harbour
English Guidance

The Northern Lights Cruise commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. There you can exchange your voucher for a prepaid trip. 

A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. At night it takes on a magical form with a multimedia northern lights show. The 10 minute show includes images, time-lapse footage of the lights while explaining the science behind the northern lights.
On the tour we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience. Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Our open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings. 
Our expert guide will be at hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies wrapped up in a warm overall with a hot drink in hand.
*We recommend booking the Dinner add on at MAR Restaurant.

Supplied By: Elding

What's included?

  • Multimedia show 
  • Use of warm overalls 
  • Excellent guidance
  •  Wi-Fi on board

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?

Please stop by the Elding office in the Old Harbour no later than 15 min. prior to tour departure to collect your ticket(s). Pick ups available from hotels, 2200ISK (Adults) and 1100ISK (Child).

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The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and unpredictable, so remember to bring patience and optimism with you.
If the northern lights are not seen on your tour you will be given a complimentary ticket, which is valid for two years.
Weather is a big factor for the northern lights cruises and we may have to cancel the tour.
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