Northern Lights by Boat in Reykjavik

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Northern Lights by Boat in Reykjavik


Sail into the ocean off the coast of Reykjavik to spot the Northern Lights on this 2-hour night tour

Set sail from a convenient spot just 5 minutes away from the city centre

Admire the Aurora Borealis from an ideal spot on the water, just 15-30 minutes away from the coast

Take in amazing views of mountains and city lights


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    Duration: 2 hours Wheelchair Accessible

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Join us for a boat tour off the coast of Reykjavik in the North Atlantic ocean, and take in the majestic Northern Lights as they sparkle in the night sky. This 2-hour boat tour takes off from Reykjavik's harbour to a perfect spot for admiring the auroras.


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 backround, is something you won't ever forget.

This unique tour takes about 2 hours, departing from Reykjavik´s old harbour in a luxurious boats, either Rósin or Andrea. Enjoy great views of the beautiful coastline of the capital on the way out to search for the northern lights. In only 15-30 minutes you will be at a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras.

Please remember that this tour is highly dependent on correct weather conditions. Cancellation may occur if the circumstances are not in your favour. You will be contacted if the tour is cancelled.

When the northern lights forecast looks good - but if it is too windy to go out on sea - guests will be taken out for a northern lights tour on a small private bus where coffee and special icelandic treats will be offered for free!

What's Included:

• Hot drinks and special treat
• Warm overalls
• Wireless Internet on board

What's Not Included:

• Pick-up (can be purchased for an additional ISK 1.500)

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  • 3.0
    “Good organization but no lights”

    Reviewed by Ricardo – Al Ain, UAE on April 2, 2015 the tour was well organized but there were no lights to be seen

  • 4.0
    “Not possible, but alternative option...”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Grottaferrata, Italy on February 14, 2013 few participants because of bad weather condition, so the tour was cancelled, but I received an alternative tour

  • 4.0
    “Das Beste aus dem Besten gemacht!”

    Reviewed by Andreas – Haslach im Kinzigtal, Germany on February 3, 2014 Alle guten Dinge sind drei! Trotz rauher See, bewölktem Himmel und geringer Aktivitäten hat es Special Tours immer wieder versucht. Klar dass es auf dem Boot wahrscheinlich ein besonderes Erlebnis wäre, so habe ich es auch mit dem Bus erleben dürfen und wurde nicht enttäuscht. Sollte es also nicht beim ersten Versuch gelingen, wird einem kostenlos ein weiteres Mal angeboten. Hat man Nordlichter gesehn, dürfte man auch nochmal mit! Das Personal ist sehr sehr freundlich und erzählt nicht nur Infos über Lichter, Stadt und Land, so werden Gedichte, Mythen erzählt oder das ein oder andere Lied angestimmt.

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