Reykjavík Northern Lights Cruise
Search for northern lights on a thrilling winter cruise where we maximise your chances of sightings!
About this activity
24h before tour time
Hunting the auroras by boat gives you more comfort as we have heated inside areas, an onboard café and a 360° viewing platform for panoramic views. Our expert aurora guides help you enjoy the lights and cruise to the fullest by giving you information about the auroras as well as answering any questions you may have. They even take pictures on the tour which you can request by email when you get back home! You can borrow an overall to keep you warm, just remember to bring a hat and gloves.
The meeting point at the red and white ticket office at the Old Harbour where the vouchers are exchanged for admission tickets. After meeting the guides in the Visitor Centre, we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon that are the auroras; leaving behind the bright city lights of the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík.
As the northern lights are a natural phenomenon it cannot be guaranteed that we will see them, but we are professional aurora hunters with years of experience searching for the lights around Reykjavík. For a good aurora pursuit we need three things: solar activity, clear skies and darkness. We know that you don’t have many days to search for the lights and that the weather can change within minutes, anywhere from a full cloud forecast to clear skies.
We want to maximise your chance the best we can and so we will always give it a go! Our searching area is close to shores and around small islands, far enough away from city lights and optimal for a comfortable sailing.
If the lights fail to make an appearance you can try again another day. You are free to go as many times as needed (within two years) to catch the show - at no extra cost!
Access to Visitor CentreUse of warm overalls
✓ Live guidance
✓ Assistance with photography
✓ Northern Lights guarantee (or try again for free)
✓ Pictures taken by the crew (if any)
Elding ticket office in the Old Harbour (AEgisgardur 5, 101 Reykjavík)