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Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5477NORTHERN

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.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
Board a comfortable viewing boat and leave 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 you all about the fascinating and beautiful northern lights, including the folklore and superstition behind them, as well as the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible. Admire the stellar lights from the luxurious and cozy viewing area and warm yourself up with hot coffee, tea and chocolate and light refreshments (refreshments on own expense).

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Central Reykjavik hotels

Departure Time:
Hotel pickups commence approximately 60 minutes prior to stated departure time.
2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point

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9pm Cruise
Code: 2100

Cruise departing at 9pm

USD $62.44
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10pm Cruise
Code: 2200

Cruise departing at 10pm

USD $65.66
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Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Warm coveralls


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date, a tour by coach or a full refund. (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.)

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lindamgibbons, November 2015

I choose the boat for two reasons. First, to see the city lit up from the sea. Secondly, because I thought it would be a nice change from another coach trip. Happy to say I saw the lights and stayed nice and toasty in the overalls they provided!

Reviewed by: carmelam, November 2015

Trip good but northern lights disappointing. Thought we would see bright lights like the photo but instead it was a greyish cloud :

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Tour code: 5477NORTHERN