Northern Lights Boat Tour From Reykjavík

In order to see the northern lights you need to have darkness and clear skies – this northern lights boat trip is therefore a great way to experience the amazing sightings of the auroras away from the city lights of Reykjavík.

Join us for a tour on one of our comfortable boats as we set sail from the Old Harbour near the city center. On our way out you will get to see our capital city from a different angle, and in just 15-20 minutes you will have escaped the light pollution from the city for spectacular views of the aurora.

Our expert guides will share stories and myths about the lights from cultures around the world, and explain the science behind the beautiful aurora borealis. Please note that all tours are weather dependent and that we can never guarantee sightings of naturally occurring phenomena. If your tour does not have sightings you will get a ticket to try again for free on another evening, valid indefinitely.

Breathe in the fresh air of the North Atlantic ocean and book now for a unique northern lights experience. Check availability by selecting a date above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Faxaflói, Reykjanes, Akrafjall, Esjan
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:00, 21:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Guided Boat Tour

  • WI-FI

  • Warm Overalls

  • Bar On Board

  • WCs On Board

  • Free ticket to try again if there are no sightings!

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Camera :)

Good to know:

Each day between 4 pm and 6 pm our experience crew makes the decision about whether the tour will be able to operate or not due to weather conditions. Once a decision is made we send an email to every hotel and guesthouse in Reykjavík.

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