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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Approx. 2 hours

  • Start time

    September and 15 March - 15 April: 10pm

    October - 14 March: 9pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Elding office at Reykjavík's Old Harbour no later than 15 min. prior to tour departure to collect your tickets.

    Address: Old Harbour, Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Hunt the Aurora Borealis in winter nights from heated interiors of your boat!
  • Enjoy a sublime extravaganza of changing colors and shapes dance across the sky
  • Glide through the Old Harbour of Reykjavik on a wonderful Northern Lights cruise
  • Learn interesting facts and get yourself clicked from our expert aurora guide
  • Treat yourself to delicious refreshments from an onboard café (own expense)
  • Enjoy the panoramic views from 360° viewing platform
  • Complimentary warm overalls to keep the chill at bay


The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, is a spectacular natural phenomenon that originates from the sun. When the solar particles collide with the atmospheric gases of the earth, they create a wonderful light effect, known as the Aurora Borealis.

The stage will be set with an educational Northern Lights Show before you board your boat. Onboard there are excellent viewing platforms where you can take in the amazing light display. You can also rest in the heated lounge if you so choose or borrow warm overalls onboard. Light refreshments are available onboard for purchase, and your knowledgeable guide will ensure that your evening runs well.

Sail off of Reykjavik's Old Harbour to view the Aurora Borealis in all its glory. When electrically charged particles from the sun reach the Earth's atmosphere, the phenomena occurs. The displays can come in a variety of colours and shapes — the most common colours are pale green and pink, but hues of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have also been observed.

The knowledgeable aurora guides will provide you with information on the auroras and address any questions you may have. On the trip, they even snap photographs, which you may request via email when you return home!


  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • English-speaking guide
  • Access to Visitor Centre
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Assistance with photography
  • Pictures taken by crew (if any)
  • Free WiFi onboard


  • Hotel Transfers
  • Gratuities 

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please arrive at your meeting point 15minutes before the departure of the tour.

Icelandic winter nights can be very cold, we recommend dressing in warm layers and sturdy shoes.

You will get some basic information from our guides on how to get the best pictures of the lights.

Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and sightings are not guaranteed! In the event of an unsuccessful northern lights hunt, there will be no refund. However, you may join on subsequent tours until you have a successful night of seeing the northern lights.

Indicated return times can vary due to road & weather conditions.

Customer Reviews


    Just really enjoyed the trip, very organised and good fun, rep really knowlegeable

    United Kingdom 11/04/2018
  • Sarah Cameron
    Absolutely first class great value for money professional guides lots of information

    Fantastic trips northern lights even though we didn’t see them Golden circle a must professional guide with lots of knowledge Blue lagoon amazing Can’t wait to return...

    United Kingdom 01/22/2018
  • Christine Swain
    Brilliant tour

    Very informative staff. Very pleasant and friendly....

    United Kingdom 01/18/2018

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