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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

    1 September - 30 September: 10 pm

    1 October - 14 March: 9 pm

    15 March - 15 April: 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


Bask in the stunning beauty of the Northern Lights on a thrilling winter cruise. Behold the surreal dance of colors across the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath. The best chance to view the Northern Lights is under dark, clear skies and the conditions in Reykjavík are ideal from September until the end of April.

The boat will be equipped with comfortable heated inside areas, an onboard café, and great 360° viewing platform for panoramic views. Enjoy informative commentary by an expert guide about the auroras and feel free to ask questions. There will also be pictures taken on the boat which you can request by email. In case it gets too chilly, you can borrow one of our overalls, just remember to bring a hat and gloves.

Meet by the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík and exchange your pre-paid voucher for boarding tickets. Meet your guide at the Visitor Centre on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed at the pier before sailing into the Faxaflói bay in search of the mystical phenomenon, leaving behind the bright lights of the city.


  • 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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