Water activity

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Boat Cruise

4.1 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Reykjavik Sailors

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights Boat Cruise

Activity provider: Reykjavik Sailors
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 81.32 per person

Experience the Northern Lights in Iceland on a cruise that takes you away from the bright city to a place you can see the lights dance around the sky.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the night sky as it lights up with Mother Nature's fireworks
  • Experience a moment so beautiful that it will leave you speechless
  • Discover history and beliefs surrounding this natural phenomenon
  • Learn secrets and local legends about this stunning light show
  • Listen to informative commentary from experienced guides
Full description

Head away from the city lights for optimal views of the Northern Lights. Sail out of Reykjavik on this 2-hour cruise and enjoy incredible views of the city from the sea.

Enjoy snacks and refreshments in a heated indoor bar, or put on the warm overalls and sit out on the deck to watch the stars and the light show.

The Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon, so if there are no sightings on the tour the booking number can be used to reschedule the trip.

  • 2-3-hour Northern Lights tour
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Free ticket to join again in case of no sightings
  • Warm flotation overalls
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Complimentary seasickness tablets available
  • Audio guide with headphones in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese
  • Food and drink (can be purchased onboard)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year your trip may be delivered on a shared boat with one of the activity supplier's partners. The activity supplier is committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 42 reviews

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It was a great trip. Waiting game for clouds to blow over ,captain stay out for hours. We managed to see northern light as we came back to port. All the equipment on boat .I do suggest go extra size in weather prof suit so it fit over your own cloths. it said 2 hours it was 4hour Brilliant.

February 15, 2020

Great experience overall

We barely saw the lights (at the end) but it was worth it and they gave us an extra 40 mins to stay in and watch what we could of them. Host/ crew was friendly and professional. I would just say: wrap up warm, and then some. And it would have been good if they could wipe down the seats which were wet (and therefore colder). I would also pay a bit more for a bar service to come to you rather than navigating downstairs in the difficult to maneuver outfit. Also- pee first! It’s hard to get out of the warm suit in the little Loos. But a really good night and would strongly recommend it!

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November 27, 2018

Amazing Trip

We had an amazing time searching for the northern lights on the cruise. The first night we didn’t see anything so we’re allowed to book on again for free . The second time we saw the Northern Lights in all their glory, they were beautiful. Very hard to take pictures of as cameras don’t pick them up well but the crew on the boat managed to get a great one of me and my partner which they emailed to me for free. This was very much appreciated! Crew were very helpful and when you got cold outside, the inside cabin was nice and warm with refreshments to offer. We had an amazing time.

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November 13, 2017

Product ID: 63019