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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
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2 hours 30 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

See the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, from a comfortable boat on this unique cruise from Reykjavik. Leave Iceland’s coast to experience this natural phenomenon far away from the city lights. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you learn about the myths and scientific phenomena of the lights from your expert local guide.

What's Included

  • Use of thermal overalls - also available in children's sizes!
  • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour
  • Free WiFi & heated indoor seating
  • Pictures taken on every tour, available to download free of charge
  • Crew members can be asked for photography assistance on board if needed
  • NEW - Special Tours App (available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese)
  • Food and drink (can be purchased on board)
  • Hotel transfers (can be added for an additional fee)

What To Expect


Board a comfortable viewing boat and sail out from Reykjavik's coast toward Faxaflói Bay to begin your once-in-a-lifetime northern lights experience.

The northern lights (aurora borealis) create a natural light formation in the sky in the Arctic’s upper atmosphere, about 50 miles (80 km) high. The overwhelming appearance was named by the French philosopher Pierre Gassendi after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the north wind, Boreas.

Your expert guide will tell

The Location

Where To Go

Special Tours, Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland


Reykjavik, Iceland

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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A fantastic trip. We were...

Anna | Oct 2021

A fantastic trip. We were incredibly lucky to see the northern lights very quickly and dancing around the sky. Both guides were brilliant, entertaining and knowledgeable. It does get pretty cold at night time but they provide warm suits for everyone

My spouse and I were...

Alicia | Sep 2021

My spouse and I were so excited to actually see an incredible show of the Northern Lights. Our guide hustled us all to the top deck and the “show” started! We had a fabulous, but very cold night! The polar suits kept us warm as possible, check

Because of unforeseen circumstances due...

Jean L | Feb 2020

Because of unforeseen circumstances due to the weather. Our sightseeing cruise got postponed twice. Katie was kind enough to call me ahead of time so we didn’t have to go to Reykjavik for nothing. In our 3rd night, we finally got to sail and towards

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • If cancelled due to inclement weather you will be given the option to reschedule or receive a full refund (if you have not joined the tour previously). If conditions to see the lights still look good, but sea conditions are poor, you will be offered a Northern Lights by Bus tour instead. Please note that the coach tour is the same price as the boat tour, and therefore if you choose to join the coach tour in these circumstances, a refund will not be offered.
  • If you join the tour and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join on the next available day. No refund if you have already been on the tours and used the service. This offer does not expire and can also be used in a few years.
  • Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (Extra Fees Apply).

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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