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Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Tour

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Tour

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From US$ 113.02 US$ 79.11 per person

Experience the beauty of the northern lights in style on board a luxury yacht. See this natural wonder from three panoramic deck areas, or relax in the comfortable bar and lounge area. The experience crew will offer you a friendly, personalized service.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from hotels in the Reykjavík area.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy beautiful views from three panoramic decks
  • Experience the wonder of the northern lights
  • Relax in the bar and lounge area
Full description
See the incredible northern lights from the panoramic decks of a luxurious yacht. This tour is perfect for those looking for an awe-inspiring experience watching the celestial display of the aurora borealis. Meet your captain and crew at Reykjavik's Old Harbor, where you'll board the luxury yacht. You will sail among the small islands in Faxafloi Bay and along the coast of Reykjavik before the yacht begins to sail away from the lights of the city. This will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the northern lights to the fullest. The panoramic triple deck area allows every passenger to enjoy the breathtaking colors of the Aurora, and to capture some amazing photos of the green, pink, and white lights. The tour is conducted in a small group, so your experience will be both personal and memorable. Don't worry if there is rain or wind, as the decks are partially covered to provide shelter from the elements. If you wish to stay inside during the trip, you will find a lovely bar and lounge area inside where you can relax in comfort. If the lights do not show up, the captain and crew will still make sure that your journey is enjoyable. You will be given the chance to taste Icelandic delicacies such as shark, dried fish, and brennivin, the local liquor. 
  • 2 to 2.5-hour northern lights cruise
  • Hotel pick-up (if option selected)
  • English-speaking crew
  • WiFi on board the yacht
  • Warm blankets
  • Sea sickness tablets
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please check in at the local supplier's sales office at Ægisgarður 5b, Reykjavík before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Viewings are not guaranteed. If lights are not seen, it is possible to reschedule for free with the tour operator.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 203 reviews

Review summary

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The yacht crew were very friendly and helpful, and the facilities on board were great. We didn't get to see the lights on our trip, but we were offered the opportunity to re-book onto another trip free of charge - unfortunately, we weren't able to do this as it was our last evening before departing. As it was winter (december 2021), it was very cold on deck while we were outside hoping to spot the northern lights - recommend taking multiple layers with you, including thermals, a warm coat, gloves and a hat!

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December 29, 2021

Sadly no northern lights due to many clouds. But the guide and captain were very nice and you could see they were hoping for some lights too. Some stories in between the waiting. Also happy early birthday to the captain (even tho he doesn't like it being mentioned). Even without lights a great experience, seeing the skyline behind you and the peacefulness of the sea.

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December 20, 2021

Lovely yacht with a great crew. It looked as if the lights were not going to show for most of the evening but the yacht stayed out after all the other boats had left and we were rewarded with a spectacular display. We came back over an hour later than originally planned, but thanks to the experience and dedication of the crew we saw the lights at their best, when other trips missed them completely. The yacht itself is spacious and very comfortable with plenty of outside space for viewing.

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November 22, 2021

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