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Reykjavik Northern Lights Cruise

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    01 Sep - 30 Sep:
    Hotel Pick-up: 9:15pm - 9:45pm, Tour starts at 10:00pm
    01 Oct - 14 Mar:
    Hotel Pick-up: 8:15pm - 8:45pm, Tour starts at 9:00pm
    15 Mar - 24 Apr:
    Hotel Pick-up: 9:15pm - 9:45pm, Tour starts at 10:00pm
  • Duration
    1.5 - 2.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Northern Lights Show
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Use of warm overalls
  • English-speaking guide

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a sublime extravaganza of changing colors and shapes dance across the sky
  • See the spectacular Aurora Borealis in a peaceful setting
  • Understand the science behind Northern Lights
  • Glide through the Old Harbour of Reykjavik on a wonderful Northern Lights cruise
  • Complimentary warm overalls to keep the chill at bay
  • English-speaking expert guide

Overview

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular shows on Earth. Observe the green and pink lights dance across the dark sky aboard a comfortable boat.

Sail out from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour and see the bright lights of the aurora borealis. The phenomenon is created when electrically charged particles from the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The displays can appear in many colours and forms – pale green and pink are the most common colours but also shades of red, yellow, green, blue and violet have been reported.

Northern Lights are generally best viewed in areas with little or no population because of the lack of light pollution from cities. Small communities in the North tend to be the best, making Iceland one of the best places to go hunting for the spectacular light show put on my Mother Nature.

You will be provided with warm overalls to keep the chill at bay.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    1.5 - 2.5 hours

  • Start time

    01 Sep - 30 Sep:
    Hotel Pick-up: 9:15pm - 9:45pm, Tour starts at 10:00pm
    01 Oct - 14 Mar:
    Hotel Pick-up: 8:15pm - 8:45pm, Tour starts at 9:00pm
    15 Mar - 24 Apr:
    Hotel Pick-up: 9:15pm - 9:45pm, Tour starts at 10:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Reykjavík's Old Harbour at Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Itinerary

  • Make your own way to Reykjavik’s Old Harbour for your Northern Lights Cruise. Before boarding your boat, the stage will be set with an informative Northern Lights Show. When on board, there are excellent viewing platforms where you will be able to enjoy the spectacular light show wrapped up in warm overalls provided by the tour operator. If you wish, you can also sit down in the heated lounge and relax. There are light refreshments available on board and your expert guide will make sure your evening goes smoothly.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Northern Lights Show
  • Northern Lights Cruise
  • Use of warm overalls
  • English-speaking guide

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Weather is an important factor for the Northern Lights Cruises and we may have to cancel the tour. If the northern lights are not seen on your tour, you will be given a complimentary ticket, which is valid for two years. 

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear and warm clothing including; thermals, hat, scarf and gloves

Customer Reviews

  • Absolutely first class great value for money professional guides lots of information
    Sarah Cameron, United Kingdom 01/22/2018
  • Brilliant tour
    Christine Swain, United Kingdom 01/18/2018
  • Great tour
    Rachel Druitt, United Kingdom 01/17/2018

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