Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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From 96.00
Duration 2 hours (approx)




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


  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
  • Northern lights cruise from Reykjavik
  • Northern lights multimedia show
  • Professional tour guide
  • Warm overalls
  • Free WiFi on board

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

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3.4 / 5   overall customer review rating
Apr 03 2019
Good trip, free return as northern lights not showing first night. Unfortunately cloudy the next but we’ve free return voucher so an excuse to return to Reykjavík in next two years! Interesting guide and good views of Reykjavik at night!
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Mar 06 2019
Unfortunately we didn’t see the lights on Sunday but were able to book again, complimentary, for Monday as we were rewarded.Slight hiccup on pick up for Monday as we were told it would be between 8.15 & 8.25 when it got to 8.30 we worried and got a taxi. The office at Edlings we’re fine about it and we were able to pay for the return tripGood guides of both nights of the cruises. Very friendly staff
reviewed by Mrs Gillian Taylor
Nov 11 2018
Lovely boat, very clean and good facilities. The boat had a lovely warm inside area and provided outside full body suits for those wishing to be outside. Guide very informative and very optimistic about seeing the northern lights. We only got a very small glimpse of the lights which can’t be helped or controlled but the boat facilities were excellent.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Mar 11 2017
Best way to see northern lights. Cold weather clothing supplied. Alberto very knowledgeable onNorthern lights. Recommended
reviewed by Ms heather scott
Feb 08 2017
We saw the northern lights so very happy with our cruise. The trip was longer than advertised as we stayed out longer seeing the lights. Great!
reviewed by a Gray Line customer

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.

Pickup points

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Pickup Info

* Departure and return point for this tour is at Reykjavik Harbour, by Ægisgarður pier

* This Northern Lights Cruise tour is operated by our partner "Elding Reykjavik Whale Watching" that picks you up from your hotel, guest house or at a designated bus stop and takes you directly on the tour.

* Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 45 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

* To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel, guest house or at your designated bus stop when pick up starts. Boarding the Elding pick-up coach please present a printed copy of your electronic voucher / ticket to the driver.

* Returning from your tour, Elding Whale Watching will drop you off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point

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