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Northern Lights by Boat

Duration

3 hours

Availability

Sep – Apr

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Available

Min. age

No limit

Region

South

Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and see the Aurora Borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean, with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik to see the magical Aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean
  • Stargaze under the Arctic night sky
  • Enjoy the guide’s informative overview of the science behind the Aurora Borealis as well as captivating stories and mythical folklore about Iceland.
  • If you don’t catch the lights during your tour you will receive a complimentary ticket to try again

What’s included?

Included

  • English speaking local expert guide
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Café/Bar & Souvenir shop on board
  • Warm overalls (overalls also available in children’s sizes!)
  • Northern Lights Photos

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Boat experience
  • Northern Lights
  • Stargazing
  • Northern Lights Multimedia Show on board

Tour itinerary

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 background, is something you won’t forget.

In only 15-30 minutes we will be on a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras. We are unconfined by roadways!

We have overalls provided onboard that will keep you nice and warm out on the deck, listening to what the guide has to say about the lovely colors dancing in the sky. Throughout the tour, we show our very own original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore!

The northern lights are highly condition dependent and we may need to adjust the tour accordingly.

If the northern lights boat tour is canceled, but conditions are favorable for aurora borealis, we offer a replacement northern lights tour by bus, plus a chance to join the boat tour the next available day.

If the tour does not operate at all (boat or bus) during your stay due to unfavorable weather conditions, you can exchange your ticket/voucher with one of the following options*:

  • a Whale Watching Tour
  • the Fish Adventure menu at Kopar, one of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavik, starting with a welcome drink
    the 9-course sharing Kopar Adventure Menu
  • or a full refund. (*All options cost the same amount or more as your northern lights by boat ticket).
    If you join the tour (boat or bus) and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join us on the next available day.

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 FAQ & Important notes

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Meet on the location:
Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. As much as possible be prepared and ready to go.

Limitations:
Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the tour.

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. A waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots.  Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Payment and cancelation:
Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your place. We require 24 hrs notice of cancellation for a refund. Any cancellation made within less than 24 hours prior to departure will be fully charged.

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from

10.990 ISK

All prices are per person.

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