Passengers admiring the lights!

Northern Lights by Boat in Reykjavik

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From US$ 66 per person

Key Details

Tour Duration
2 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Wheelchair Accessible

Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up will be 30-60 minutes before tour departure.

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Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What You'll Do

  • 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


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.

What to Expect

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)

Meeting Point

Reykjavik Old Harbour.

Book now

From US$ 66 per person

Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What Other People Are Saying(3 Reviews)

Good organization but no lights

April 2, 2015
3.0/5 stars

the tour was well organized but there were no lights to be seen

Not possible, but alternative option...

February 14, 2013
4.0/5 stars

few participants because of bad weather condition, so the tour was cancelled, but I received an alternative tour

Das Beste aus dem Besten gemacht!

February 3, 2014
4.0/5 stars

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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