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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $91.96

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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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

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 $91.96
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10pm Cruise
Code: 2200

Cruise departing at 10pm

USD $91.96
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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.)
  • 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.Customers are welcome to join again, or swap the tour to a whale watching tour. This offer does not expire and can also be used in a few years.
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Ali, United States of America, October 2016

Worked out perfectly. We saw the show from the boat bingo. September is a very good time of the year to see the dancing Northern Lights!

Reviewed by: cmkacher, October 2016

We saw a truly spectacular display of northern lights on a clear night in the bay of Reykjavik. The warm jumpsuits were great to have as we watched from the top deck of the boat. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great explanation of the science behind what we were experiencing. Great tour!