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Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík

  • 2.5-hour aurora borealis cruise on Faxaflói Bay
  • Discover the science of the Northern Lights
  • See the coastline at night
Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík
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Northern Lights Cruise 21:00Most Popular
1,5 - 2,5 hour Northern Lights Cruise from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.
From US$102.00
Northern Lights Cruise 22:00
1,5 - 2,5 hour Northern Lights Cruise from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.
From US$102.00
Watch the skies above Faxaflói Bay light up on a 2.5-hour northern lights cruise from Reykjavík aboard a comfortable sightseeing vessel. Learn the science behind the aurora borealis during a short multimedia presentation at the Whale Watching Centre, then wrap up in a warm overall and head out on the water. Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of the water and sky from a viewing deck, or slip into the heated, indoor lounge for warm drinks. Leave the city lights of Reykjavík far behind, and take in Iceland’s finest show from the sea.
What to Expect
The Northern Lights Cruise commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik.

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.

On the tour we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. 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. 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.

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 a warm overall with a hot drink in hand.
Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Very lucky to see lights

I booked the Elding boat tour for my first night in Reykjavik and I’m so glad I did. The lights hadn’t been seen for a number of days and I didn’t see them for the rest of my time there. It was a super cold...More

Thank Abby-leaT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Birthday 🎂 trip

Booked this tour 1st night in Reykjavík As arriving mind afternoon Good choice nice 👍 boat 🚣‍♀️ warm friendly staff Plus see the lights 😀

Thank tonyspitz66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was helpful and explained the best camera settings to get the perfect image of the northern lights. Now when we went on the cruise we didn't get to see the Northern Lights; unfortunately, but we were given the chance to come back to...More

Thank JinnyJ649
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seeing lights through an app is not seeing the lights in my book

We went on a night where it was unlikely that we would see much - that was fine. We were encouraged to download the Northern Lights photo app for the iPhone - a great gadget I have to say. However, on our trip the only...More

Thank GoodEvans8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Noice boat

Went out for a Northern Lights trip. We were picked up in a very well marked mini bus. The boat is large and accommodating. They have a large cabin with a bar and drinks all reasonably priced. They offer suits and motion sickness tablets for...More

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