Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík
This Northern Lights Cruise in Faxafloi Bay from Reykjavik makes for an unforgettable Iceland experience.
Join a Northern Lights Cruise in Faxafloi Bay from Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis from an unmatched perspective.
The aurora borealis appearing over Mount Esja.
Admire the aurora borealis in Iceland from the deck of a boat.
The heavenly Northern Lights throughout the year, except from May to August.
Intense aurora borealis descend over Reykjavík.

Marvel over the magical aurora borealis from the sea, with this Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík. This tour should not be missed by those seeking a unique way to enjoy Iceland’s most renowned natural phenomenon.

This tour begins at Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, where your vessel is waiting. This boat has a spacious indoor area you can stay warm in, with a bar that will provide you with a free warm drink, and offers protective overalls to further help stave off the cold. Of course, it also has outdoor decks for optimal aurora watching.

Once the captain is ready, the boat will set out into Faxaflói. The city lights will shrink behind you, but you will still be able to see the capital’s important landmarks, such as Harpa and Hallgrímskirkja. As soon as you are far enough from it, the light pollution will be so little that it will not affect your viewing experience.

All that is needed for the Northern Lights to show is a clear, dark sky, enough solar activity, and a little luck. Being in the middle of a pitch-black bay, with a dome of stars above, makes your odds of catching them much higher than if you were trying to find a spot in the city away from the lights and buildings.

Keep an eye on the sky until the auroras begin to descend; the guides on board will be doing the same, and are excellent at spotting signs of their arrival. As soon as they appear, you and your group will no doubt be mesmerised in silence, in complete awe of their unreal beauty.

After a hopefully incredible aurora show, your boat will return to Reykjavík, however if you don’t catch sight of them (which can happen due to the fickleness of nature) you need not worry as you will be able to take another cruise out for free!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to watch the Northern Lights at sea.

Check availability by choosing a date on the calendar.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 20:15, 21:15.

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.

  • Aurora multimedia show

  • Free WiFI onboard

  • Blankets and overalls

  • Excellent guidance

  • Pickup/dropoff

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Sturdy footwear

  • Warm Clothing

Good to know:

This is a nature dependent tour and therefore it may get cancelled on short notice. The auroras cannot be predicted or guaranteed, but in case there are no sightings you can join the tour another night for free.

Loading prices and availabilities
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees