Northern Lights by Boat

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US 99.67 US 94.93p.p.

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  • Experience the ever-changing colors of the Northern Lights
  • Professional guide available
  • Warm and new overalls on board
  • Cozy and warm seating areas
  • Souvenirs and snacks for sale


Witnessing the Northern Lights from water is a unique experience. To see the continuous changing colors of the Northern Lights away from the buzzing city is an amazing event. Hunt for the Aurora Borealis as you depart from the Reykjavik Old harbor and get to know about the science involved in this natural phenomenon. The professional guide will explain the concept and facts of these magical lights. The dazzling display in the dark sky of the North Atlantic Ocean is a memorable experience.


Away from the city lights, sailing on a comfortable boat and hunting for the Northern Lights is a memorable experience. Leaving the old Reykjavik harbor and little sailing will reach you to the total darkness. The Northern Lights are of various colors such as pink, white, red, green or blue. These colors are formed when the particles of the upper atmosphere encounter the earth’s magnetic field. The charged particles when hitting the oxygen-rich atmosphere react with chemicals and shine out into bright colors.

The boat will take you out of the city light so cast your eyes on the dark sky. Capture this natural wonder on your camera. This is a precious gift of nature to Iceland, as many Scandinavian regions do not get the opportunity to experience this glow.

Photography is somewhat tricky on the boat but you need not worry about this. Professional assistance is provided on board so that you do not miss the moment. Warm overalls are also provided to make this journey comfortable in chill weather. As northern lights is a natural activity so it is not fixed and can be time taking. For keeping you active and comfortable, we have restrooms and bar where you can relax and enjoy.


Operational Details:
01 September - 14 March:
 Daily at 9:00pm
15 March - 15 April: Daily at 10:00pm

Duration: 2 Hours

Departure Locations: You can get picked up from selected hotels in Reykjavik. Please fill your details at the time of booking.

Return Location: Your hotels or Guesthouse.


  • Transportation fare (Bus)
  • 2-3 hour Northern Lights by Boat
  • Experienced guide on every departure
  • Warm overalls (also available in children's sizes!)
  • Heated indoor seating areas
  • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour!
  • WC's, snack bar & WiFi on board
  • Pictures taken on every tour, available to download free of charge


  • Entrance Fee (Unless Specified)
  • Meals

Important Info

Ticket Redemption:
No need to take print! You can show your booking voucher on your smartphone or other devices.
Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses is 30-45 minutes prior to original tour time.

Additional Information:
Children upto 06 years of age ride FREE.
Pick-up/ Drop -off, may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.
Free Wi-Fi facility on board
Sometimes it is extremely windy to go on the sea to view the Northern Lights even if the forecast is perfect in this case, the customers will avail our bus to witness the Northern Lights. In addition, they can join the next available boat tour.
If you are out of time and weather is not favorable, moreover, you have not joined the tour previously, and then the ticket can be exchanged with the following one option: A Whale Watching Tour OR Northern Lights Backup Plan - Auroras at Whales of Iceland (plus the chance to keep reschedule your boat tour)
This tour depends on weather and activity, so sightings are not guaranteed. You can always check our website (, call us (+354-560-8800), or check with your hotel lobby around 18:00 to see if the tour will operate.
Indicated return times can vary due to road & weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy:
No cancellation charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

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