Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

From: € 96
Duration: ~ 2 hours

Watch the amazing Northern Lights from a boat far from the bright city lights. Specially designed viewing decks provide the perfect platform for watching the dazzling display of Northern lights. Should you get cold, the heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings


  • Amazing display of Northern lights
  • Reykjavik city skyline
  • Dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay
  • Informative commentary


  • Northern lights cruise from Reykjavik
  • Northern lights multimedia show
  • Professional tour guide
  • Warm overalls
  • Free WiFi on board

Tour Itinerary

Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience. 

This Northern Lights Cruise takes you out sailing from Reykjavik's Old Harbour, where you'll get a chance to take in the magical Aurora display in the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay.

Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Our open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings. 

A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. At night it takes on a magical form with a multimedia northern lights show. The 10 minute show includes images, time-lapse footage of the lights while explaining the science behind the northern lights.

Our expert guide will be at hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies wrapped up in one of our warm overalls.

Please note

  • This Northern Lights Cruise departs from Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik, where the ticket office of Elding Adventure at Sea is located.
  • Passengers who do not opt for pick-up from hotel or guest house, are requested to arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • In the unlikely event that no Northern Lights are seen during your tour, you will receive a complimentary ticket to join the tour another time for free
  • This tour may be cancelled due to weather and conditions on sea

Pickup points

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Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Need assistance?
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Rating & Reviews


Well organised trip, easy booking process. Thanks

03 April, 2019 by Mr Charlie Forman on Grayline Tour

Nice cruise but no lights on 2 occasions even though there were clear skys


We were supposed to be collected from our assigned bus stop but were not...another grayling bus pulled up and told us the tour was cancelled so we walked back to our hotel who then rung greyline and were told the tour was not cancelled we were just forgotten about, they then sent someone to collect us

26 March, 2019 by Mr sean kennedy on Grayline Tour


They were helpful in personally sorting out a pick-up questions

18 March, 2019 by Ms Julia Nemeth-Harn on Grayline Tour


Excellent tour

10 March, 2019 by Ms Katherine Vincent on Grayline Tour

Iceland Adventure


No problem booking at all and when I had mistakenly put the wrong hotel in for a pick up Grayline sorted it straightaway brilliant service

06 March, 2019 by Mrs Gillian Taylor on Grayline Tour

Tour was cancelled due to weather.


Tour was cancelled due to weather the three days I was in Iceland. Gray Line did a good job of informing me it was cancelled.

16 January, 2019 by Mr Peter Murray on Grayline Tour

Great staff, Great service, Great experience.


All the staff were really friendly, organised and the tours were professional. I would have no problem recommending Grey Line to anyone looking to go on tours in Iceland.

27 November, 2018 by Mr SAMUEL FOSTER on Grayline Tour


Very easy to book and correct informative information about the trip

11 November, 2018 by Mrs Lindsay Craney on Grayline Tour


I was fortunate to have Halli as a guide for both the Delicious Golden Circle Tour as well as the South Iceland Tour. He has a great personality and is very knowledgable making each tour entertaining. He also made great recommendations for sites near my hotel to see and eat. I would definitely come back.

07 February, 2018 by Mr Philip Ammon on Grayline Tour

Cold but worth it.


We booked the northern lights cruise and had a very clear December evening. There was about 30 mins amazing lights activity, then the rest of the cruise you could see loads of stars, including constallations we don't see at home. We wore the body suits provided over our coats and were toasty warm, despite it being -8C. Commentary was in English and very informative and the staff were very helpful to the numpties who thought they could get a photo of a night time phemonena with their camera flash on. We have booked this cruise on a previous visit when the weather was poor, and received a refund as the sailing wasn't possible.

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09 December, 2017 by Mr Louisa Barratt on Grayline Tour

No communication


Tour cancelled with no notice or email. Was waiting out in cold and ruined my plans while out there.

05 April, 2017 by Mr Jasnit Khaneja on Grayline Tour

Best way to search for northern lights


Very professional tour prompt hotel pick up, boat crew great, supplied cold weather wear. Alberto very knowledgeable on northern lights. Great views of Reykjavik harbour. Recommended Best way to see the northern lights.

11 March, 2017 by Ms heather scott on Grayline Tour

Very good and great communication keeping us up to date on our trip which w...


Very good and great communication keeping us up to date on our trip which was unfortunately cancelled due to poor weather.

19 February, 2017 by Mrs Sara Snadden on Grayline Tour

Good service by Gray Line Iceland


Easy to book.

08 February, 2017 by Mrs Kirstie Haycock on Grayline Tour

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