Northern lights by boat
Cruises and boat tours

Northern lights by boat

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: September-April: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Enjoy this relaxing tour far from the city and sail into the wilderness
  • Don't miss this chance to see the amazing dance of the Aurora
  • Go on a hunt for the Northern Lights by sailing from Reykjavik
  • Enjoy the stunning view of the aurora out on the quiet ocean
What to expect

Have you ever wanted to spot one of those amazing dancing lights in the sky, the famous Aurora Borealis? If you're traveling to Iceland, be sure to go on a Northern Light hunt on a boat!

Combine a refreshing boat tour and a unique Northern Light hunt. Join this amazing boat tour for a mysterious trip on a dark winter night. The season for Northern Lights in Iceland extends from the tail end of the summer from September through winter and well into April. The best time to see Northern Lights is in the middle of winter when the weather is the coldest and when it is the darkest. Crisp cold evenings with skies clear enough to see stars is a prime indicator for one of nature’s most spectacular displays; the Northern Lights.

Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean. The view of the Northern Lights against the beautiful mountains and city lights will give you a memory of Iceland that you will never forget. No distraction, no lights from the city, just the quiet waters of the ocean and the sky to spot the elusive Northern Lights.

With the commentary of an expert guide you will learn about the science and the folklore of the magical light show. The trip will be made more enjoyable by complimentary hot drinks and warm overalls, to keep you cosy while gazing at the night sky.

Your tour guides are committed to give the best possible experience, so the trip is subject to the right weather conditions. When it is too windy on the sea, the tour will be conducted through private buses. Your ticket will remain valid to go out on the boat tour on the next suitable day.

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What's included
  • Guided boat tour
  • Warm overalls
  • Wireless internet on board
  • Café and souvenir shop
  • WCs on board
What's not included
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Pick-up
Reduced price
  • Children between 7 and 15: half-price
  • Children under 7 years old: free
Where

Aegisgardur 13, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point:

Tour starts from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour 101, Reykjavík

What to remember
  • You are recommended to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Subject to the correct weather conditions, sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • If you don't see any northern lights on the tour, you get another tour for free
  • Your booking will be confirmed within 12 hours
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When
  • Tour operates daily from 1 September - 15 April
  • Departures
    • 1 September - 30 September daily at 10.00pm
    • 1 October - 14 March daily at 9.00pm
    • 15 March - 15 April daily at 10.00pm
    • Duration of the tour is between 2-3 hours
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Provider
Special Tours Wildlife Adventures
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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