Northern Lights cruise in Reykjavík
Activities

Northern Lights cruise in Reykjavík

4.4/5
Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
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£74.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Availability: Daily
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Search for the northern lights on this thrilling winter cruise
  • Learn all about the auroras from your expert guide
  • Take in the incredible views of Iceland
What to expect

Search for Aurora Borealis away from the city lights on this thrilling winter cruise. Northern Lights show best under dark, clear skies and these conditions are optimal from September until the end of April in 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.

You'll be taken out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search of the mystical phenomenon that are the auroras; leaving behind the bright city lights of the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík. Hunting these auroras by boat is more comfortable as there are heated indoor areas, an onboard café and a 360° viewing platform for panoramic views. Expert aurora guides will help you to enjoy the lights and give you all the information about the auroras as well as answering any questions you may have. They'll even take pictures on the tour which you can request by email when you get back home!

As the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, it isn't guaranteed that you'll see them but you're in good hands with these professional aurora hunters who have years of experience searching for the lights around Reykjavík. For a good aurora pursuit, three things are needed: solar activity, clear skies and darkness. Hopefully, you'll have them!

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What's included
  • check Access to Visitor Centre
  • check Use of warm overalls
  • check Expert guide
  • check Free WiFi onboard
What's not included
  • x_not_included Pick-up
Where

Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point:
Come to the ticket office at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík where you can exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Your expert guide will then greet you at the Visitor Centre, which is located on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier.
What to remember
  • Please note that for your enjoyment and safety, this tour is subject to conditions at sea and therefore, could be cancelled on short notice. You'll be notified as soon as possible
  • Please dress warmly. You can borrow overalls on board but remember to bring a hat and gloves
  • If you don't get to see the Northern Lights, you'll receive a complimentary ticket that lasts for 2 years so that you can try again
  • A pick-up service is available from selected locations for a fee, please contact your tour provider for more details
  • Please contact the tour provider if you have any questions or concerns
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Provider
Elding Adventures at Sea
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

Excellent

4.4/5

Based on 5 reviews from verified customers

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Value for money

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - April 2024

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    We had a lovely time looking at the northern lights. The team were very knowledgeable and explained what was happening to us. Thank you for a memorabl ...

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - November 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

  • Black Diamond

    From United Kingdom - December 2022

    Travelled with family

     

    25 - 34 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Money well spent. Great staff and excellent security. Amazing experience. Highly recommend.

  • Fliss Owen

    From United Kingdom - October 2022

    Travelled as a couple

     

    35 - 44 years old

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Brilliant cruise but unfortunately due to cloud we did not see the lights but recieved a ticket to rebook lasting up to 2 yrs.

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