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Northern Lights by Boat

Northern Lights by Boat

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience.

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 forget. The expert guide will tell you all about the northern lights, as well as explaining the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible.

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

Overalls provided on-board that will keep you nice and warm out on the deck, listening to what the guide has to say about the lovely colours dancing in the sky.  Throughout the tour you can view the tour's original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore!

Free Wi-Fi and Tripod on-board, full bar & 5 restrooms, warm overalls included.

This tour is operated by DaytripFactory Partner.

Additional information due to weather

These tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unfavorable weather conditions if need be.

If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled, but aurora conditions are favourable, the operator offers 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
  • 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.

Location: The tour starts and ends at Reykjavik harbor

Duration: 2:0 - 2.5 hours

Transportation: Boat

What to bring: Warm clothing.

Departures: 9:00 pm.

Food: Not included, recommended to book here a reservation at Kopar restaurant and enjoy the perfect dinner.

Available: Daily, 1 sept - 15 april

Operator: DaytripFactory Partner