Northern Lights By Boat From Reykjavik
Join us for the original Northern Lights by Boat tour in Iceland! Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic Ocean with beautiful mountains and the city in the background is something you won’t forget!
We sail out from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik and in only 15-20 minutes we will be in a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras! The guide will share with you facts on the science behind the magical phenomenon of the Northern Lights, and tell you about their stories & myths from different cultures around the world. The tour takes about 2-3 hours depending on how early/late the lights might appear.
Throughout the tour we show our very own original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore! If you are cold you can grab a drink at the bar and cosy up inside watching the video or just simply enjoy the view of the city lights in the distance.
Add the Northern Lights Back Up Plan for £5 per person
Unfortunately, the weather in Iceland does not always cooperate, so in case of cancellation we have a backup plan ready for you! If the conditions to view Northern Lights are poor, we have a guarantee adventure already prepared called Auroras at Whales of Iceland!
Auroras at Whales of Iceland is a Northern Lights themed visit to the spectacular Whales of Iceland Exhibition, very close to the Old Reykjavik Harbour. The visit includes a guided tour of the 23 life-sized models of all whale species found around Iceland and our BRAND NEW 25 min Northern Lights documentary. The documentary features beautiful footage, facts, myths and stories about the Northern Lights and is displayed on an 8 metre long screen beneath a life-size fin whale model. After the film you have a chance to have a Q&A session with your guide and a complimentary drink of your choice is available at the bar.
Now – the best part , you then get to keep your ticket for the Northern Lights by Boat tour to be booked for the next available night!
PRICING & VALIDITY
Tour costs £59 for Adults and children under 7 go free of charge and 7 to 15 year olds cost half price.
Price includes Guided boat tour, Warm overalls (overalls also available in children’s sizes!), Wireless internet on board, use of Café/Bar & Souvenir shop, Our very own Northern Lights video. All boats have WCs on board!
If you don’t see the Northern Lights you can go free the next night to try again. The Northern Lights are a natural event and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Tour operates daily subject to weather and conditions between 1st September and 15th April at 2100 except in September and between 15th March and 15th April when it departs at 2200
The back up plan can be booked for £5 per person and this tour is non-refundable.
The tour departs from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik. Hotel pick up can be booked for £10 per person although the harbour is within walking distance from most hotels.