Northern Lights Boat Tour
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Observe the Northern Lights from the sea
Want to see the Northern Lights in a cosy & relaxed atmosphere? Then the Northern Lights Boat Tour is the answer for you! Spend 2-3 hours chasing the breath-taking Aurora Borealis, as you sail through the North Atlantic Ocean.
Experience the merry atmosphere on board
Sharing the experience is always fun – just grab a drink from the bar and go out on the deck to meet your fellow Northern Lights hunters.
Fancy having a look around the boat? Feel free to explore and talk to the captain – he’s got plenty of stories to share.
Learn about the Northern Lights from an expert guide
Get ready to hear the full range of theories - from the scientific facts to the myths about spirits in the sky. Your on-board tour guide is a Northern Lights expert – he knows them all!
The fun doesn’t stop there! You’ll even get to see a special video presentation devoted to the Aurora Borealis phenomenon.
Stay dry - overalls provided!
Don’t worry about getting wet – you’ll be given waterproof overalls to put on once you board the boat. Yet, we advise you wear thick layered clothes to keep you warm and comfy on your adventure.
Pack up your camera
Prepare an amazing colourful spectacular in the night sky over the south coast of Iceland. Keep your camera at hand because once the first visitor spots the bright lights above, you won’t want to miss a second of it!
Getting to the boat and back
Return hotel transfers are included with your ticket, so you won’t have to worry about transport at all.
Staying at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina? You won't need transfers – the departure point is right next to your hotel.
What if the Northern Lights boat tour gets cancelled?
If the weather conditions permit, you can go on a Northern Lights bus tour instead. Otherwise, you’ll be invited to join the next available Northern Lights Boat Tour.
Bringing small children
Please note that while children 0-6 are free of charge on this tour we will need to reserve a place for them, so please remember to let us know how many children are travelling and how old they are by calling us on 0344 873 0070 after booking.
- Culture Vultures
- Nature Lovers
Northern Lights Boat Tour, waterproof overalls, pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or bus stop.
Food and drink
Ticket must be used for date booked
Print and present
Daily from September to mid-April
Exceptions to availability:
Mid-April to August, 24th-25th December, 31st December.
If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled, but aurora conditions are favourable, we offer a replacement northern lights tour by bus, plus a chance to join the boat tour the next available day.
Please wear warm clothes
Hotel (or bus stop) pick-ups are included except for guests staying in the Mariana Hotel as this is next to the departure point. Please be ready in the lobby of your hotel or bus stop 60 minutes before departure time.
Between 1st September and 30th September tour departs at 22.00pm; Between 1st October and 14th March tour departs at 21.00pm; From 15th March to 15th April tour departs at 22.00pm.
The tour takes 2-3 hours
Hotel pick-up changes
Pick-ups from several Reykjavik hotels and guesthouses have been affected by new restrictions imposed by Reykjavík City Council. You will be assigned a nearby bus stop where your transport will meet you instead which is contained in the below link.
Take a look at the pick-up list to find out where your tour starts.
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