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Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

4.5 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Harpa Yachts

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

Activity provider: Harpa Yachts

From US$ 103.31 per person

Experience a miracle of Mother Nature on an evening cruise from Reykjavík Old Harbor in search of the Northern Lights ("Aurora Borealis"). Along the way, see the stunning Harpa Concert Hall.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Icelandic, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • Take a comfortable yacht cruise into Faxaflói Bay
  • Enjoy the lights of Reykjavik from a different perspective
  • Cruise along the beautiful coastline of Reykjavik and get a closer look at the islands in Faxa Bay
Full description

Sail along the beautiful coastline of Iceland from Reykjavik Old Harbor and then head out to Faxaflói Bay to experience the city lights from a different perspective. Step aboard a luxury yacht for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The main objective of your tour is to get away from the lights to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the darkness of the ocean! Climate conditions permitting, see the natural phenomenon caused when particles from the sun hit the earth’s atmosphere to create a stunning choreography of lights in the sky. Get your cameras ready for some spectacular photo opportunities - the vessel is very stable, making it very convenient when taking photos. Your experienced crew will keep an eye out for Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route to take. Sit back and enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small islands of Faxaflói Bay, including the island of Viðey where Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower lights up the night sky from October 9 to December 8 (and on a few other days of the year). See the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center with its distinctive colored glass façade inspired by the basalt landscape from a different angle. Marvel at The Sun Voyager ode to the sun statue by Jón Gunnar Árnason and the famous house of Höfði where an agreement was signed in 1986 to end the Cold War.   Escape the crowds and benefit from a comfortable yacht cruise with fewer passengers, as group sizes are limited to enhance customer satisfaction and create a more intimate experience. If it gets chilly, wrap up in the warm blankets provide and enjoy hot drinks or refreshments that can be bought from the bar while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear.

Includes
  • Yacht cruise
  • Experienced crew
  • Inside seating area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Warm blankets
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Ægisardur 5G, the last one in the row of sales offices.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to dress warmly
    • Your cruise will take place on either the MY Harpa, a yacht with room for up to 35 passengers or the MY Amelia Rose, with up to 95 passengers
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 42 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    Great tour guides, great experience all around! The weather was cloudy and rainy so our original date changed, but we did see the lights (although faintly) and enjoyed the warm cabin and drinks. They have beers, sodas, hot chocolate, etc. I enjoyed seeing the night sky so clearly. Not all phones will get good pictures but what's important is viewing it with your own eyes. :)

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    November 18, 2022

    Very nice squad of captain and the other guy they really help us for have the best experience,we have been lucky to see northern lights the only thing is that we been unlucky for the weather all week,so aurora was not that much clear. But very nice experience you can also drink alcohol or have hot chocolate.

    February 25, 2022

    The trip was great especially as we got to see the northern lights. The yacht is comfy with drinks available the only reason i didn’t score this excellent is because whilst we were notified when you left and as we arrived back there wasn’t much by way of commentary regarding the northern lights, what causes them etc especially for those people that might not have known. It’s minor but it’s sometimes the little things…

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    January 6, 2022

    Product ID: 87488