Northern Lights by Boat

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Adult £80
Child £40 (7 - 15 yrs)

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Pick-ups are available on this tour; Pick-ups will take place 60min before tour start time. Please wait in your hotel lobby or designated bus stop for your pick up.

Please note that there are traffic restrictions within the centre of Reykjavik that restricts pick-ups from certain hotels and guesthouses. Guests at these hotels must therefore wait at the corresponding bus stops that are usually less than a 5 minute walk away.

Visit the link that you'll find in your voucher to download and print off a voucher for Reykjavik Rost.

Located right by the old Harbor, Reykjavik Rost offers a selection of freshly made & grilled sandwiches with a delicious selection of soups. With our exclusive meal deal voucher you can save up to 25% off of your combo meal (Soup + Sandwich + Filter coffee). Delicious! 

Sailing out from Reykjavik in search for the Northern Lights is a unique experience, not to be missed!

There are many benefits of booking Northern Lights by Boat with a Backup Plan. It costs less than the regular tour, so if the boat tour sails as scheduled then you simply paid less for your ticket. In case of cancellation due to unfavorable conditions, your evening of Auroras at Whales of Iceland has already been booked so you have a guaranteed place. You also get to keep your ticket for the boat tour, to be booked for the next available night.

It only takes us about 15-20 minutes to sail into the dark, away from the city lights, to a perfect location for viewing the northern lights and the magical starry sky. Enjoy the peace and quiet out in the bay on a Northern Lights cruise.

An expert guide will explain the scientific facts about this natural phenomenon, share stories and myths from different cultures and answer any questions you might have during the tour. It is never guaranteed that the lights will show on the night – however, if you don’t see them you get a complimentary ticket to try again.

Our boats are spacious with warm indoor seating areas, an on-board bar and plenty of space for everyone outside on deck to gaze into the night sky. We will provide you with free usage of warm overalls to keep you warm and cozy on the winter nights.

The Backup Plan

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 meter  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!

We have sourced an EXCLUSIVE deal for you! All our Iceland tickets now include a discount meal deal voucher for Reykjavik Rost PLUS during December only a 5% discount!

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 lights in the background is something you won't forget!

In only 15-30 minutes we will be on a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras!

Expert guides on board will tell you all about the norther lights as well as explaining the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible.

You can walk around the boat freely, have a drink at the bar, visit the captain, and of course go out on deck and enjoy the views.

Overalls provided on-board that will keep you nice and warm out on the deck, listening to what the guide has to say about the lovely colours dancing in the sky.

Throughout the tour we show our very own original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that while children 0-6 are free of charge on this tour we will need to reserve a place for them, so please remember to let us know how many children are travelling and how old they are.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.