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Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour aurora borealis cruise on Faxaflói Bay
  • Discover the science of the Northern Lights
  • See the coastline at night
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Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík
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1,5 - 2,5 hour Northern Lights Cruise from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.
From USD 102.00
Northern Lights Cruise 22:00
1,5 - 2,5 hour Northern Lights Cruise from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.
From USD 102.00
Overview
Watch the skies above Faxaflói Bay light up on a 2.5-hour northern lights cruise from Reykjavík aboard a comfortable sightseeing vessel. Learn the science behind the aurora borealis during a short multimedia presentation at the Whale Watching Centre, then wrap up in a warm overall and head out on the water. Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of the water and sky from a viewing deck, or slip into the heated, indoor lounge for warm drinks. Leave the city lights of Reykjavík far behind, and take in Iceland’s finest show from the sea.
What to Expect
The Northern Lights Cruise commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik.

A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. At night it takes on a magical form with a multimedia northern lights show. The 10 minute show includes images, time-lapse footage of the lights while explaining the science behind the northern lights.

On the tour we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital 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. Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Our open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings.

Our expert guide will be at hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies wrapped up in a warm overall with a hot drink in hand.
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
A Fun Time

This was a great tour with a great crew. They would have a 5 if we had seen the Northern Lights, which was, of course, not their fault. The crew is very accommodating and one of the set up my camera in a matter of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jseash
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear jseash, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. Sorry to hear there were no lights seen on your tour, but we sure look forward to having you back on a future...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Feel like a viking discovering a new land!

This was a great tour. We went out on their smaller boat and they provided warm overalls for the night adventure. Megan, our tour guide informed us about the local area, constellations, and what to expect as the northern lights began to dance. Megan has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EveySa
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear EveySa, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're delighted to read your kind comments and positive experience with our lovely crew! Thank you for choosing Elding as your...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Disappointed

The courier told us it was the best ever. Think she must have been bigging it up to counter passenger reaction. What a disappointment.More

Thank OldsterTwo
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear OldsterTwo, Thank you for taking the time to give us a rating and for sharing your thoughts. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the tour. Hopefully you still enjoyed the cruise and services provided despite the lack of sightings. All the best, The...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile
Very lucky to see lights

I booked the Elding boat tour for my first night in Reykjavik and I’m so glad I did. The lights hadn’t been seen for a number of days and I didn’t see them for the rest of my time there. It was a super cold...More

Thank Abby-leaT
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Abby-leaT, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad you were able to spot the lights from our boat! All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile
Birthday 🎂 trip

Booked this tour 1st night in Reykjavík As arriving mind afternoon Good choice nice 👍 boat 🚣‍♀️ warm friendly staff Plus see the lights 😀

Thank tonyspitz66
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear tonyspitz66, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. Glad you enjoyed the auroras on board with our lovely crew. All the best, The Elding team

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