Northern Lights by Boat

3 hours

Spend the evening on a magical Northern Lights hunt off the coast of Reykjavík.

On this exciting trip, you’ll sail 15–20 minutes from Reykjavík’s Old Harbor into the North Atlantic to chase the shimmering Aurora Borealis. Here, you’ll be blanketed in darkness – perfect for spotting the Northern Lights rippling across the sky.

You’ll be given warm overalls and the crew will take photos as you sail around, so you can focus on the spectacular views. Plus, your guide will explain the science behind the Aurora and share myths and stories about this breathtaking phenomenon.

On board, there’s also a café-bar and toilet facilities for your comfort.

The Northern Lights are a natural event and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you’re not lucky enough to see the Northern Lights the first time, you’ll get a free second excursion.

Please note that pickup starts 1 hour before departure. Please ask your hotel to confirm the pick-up time.

This tour is operated by a partner of Iceland Tours.

What to bring:

  • Warm, water-resistant clothing
  • Wooly hat and gloves
DeparturesSeptember - April
Duration2-3 hours
Minimum ageNone
Starts fromReykjavík

What’s included?

Boat tour with live guidance in English

Free on-board wi-fi

Warm overalls

Meals & refreshments

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