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Northern Lights Cruise

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They say that seeing the Northern Lights dance and weave across the Arctic sky is a spiritual experience never to be forgotten. And what better way to view this beautiful heavenly show than by sailing out to sea well away from the city´s bright lights. Come aboard and be awestruck by one of Mother Nature´s most magical creations!

Departures

21:00 / 22:00

Duration

Approx. 2 hours

Guiding language

English

Set sails to the atlantic to hunt for the northern lights

There are few things more Icelandic than the Northern Lights dancing above the Arctic Ocean. Through the centuries our fishermen have needed to go out fishing all year round, even in the long, dark winters. Fortunately for them, when the winter sky is clear they have had the very welcome company of the Northern Lights that illuminate the sky, making it easier to fish.

We set sail from the Old Reykjavík harbour and begin our hunt out on the dark blue waters of Faxaflói Bay, leaving behind the bright city lights of Reykjavík. With our long experience in reading the Northern Lights forecast and a bit of luck, we will hopefully be successful in our search for the Auroras. We will experience first hand how the lights constantly change in density, colour and movement with the gentle sway of the ocean beneath us. This is a thrilling and unique experience you will not soon forget.

Our open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break from the Icelandic winter and warm up in between sightings.

We recommend you come wearing warm clothes, however, if you don’t have any, we can also provide warm overalls.

Details on the Northern Lights Cruise

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Children 0-7 years free & 7-15 50% Discount.
Min: No minimum number of participants
Age Limit: No age limit
Pick up: Hotel pick ups are not included in the price of the tour. We do offer a pick up service, operated by Elding. Feel free to make your own way to our ticket and departure center, located at Ægisgarður 5 in Reykjavik’s old harbour.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*
Duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Tour Area: Our Northern Lights cruises usually take place on the southern part of Faxaflói Bay, just off Reykjavík. Each day we evaluate the weather reports to check the conditions for Northern Lights sightings.**

*If you don’t have warm clothing we can supply you with a very warm overall and additional gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.
**In the rare case where we are unsuccessful on our Northern Lights search we offer you the opportunity to join us on a different night free of charge.

What's included:

  • Experienced captain & guide
  • Elding boat
  • Open top viewing decks & heated indoor lounge
  • Warm overalls in case of cold weather
  • If we do not see the Northern Lights then you get another tour for free
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Tour Highlights

Faxaflói Bay

Faxaflói is a bay in southwest Iceland, between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes. Reykjavík is situated on its southern shore. Faxaflói has been a source of nourishment of the people living on its shores where fishermen went out in small boats to fish for dinner.

The Northern Lights

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are collisions between electrically charged particles from our sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. Auroral displays appear in different colours, usually green and pink. If lucky, you find shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet colours.

Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Look out for events in Harpa while in Iceland.

"Reykjavik Sightseeing"

We took the 8 hour bus trip to see as much as we could in a short period of time. The bus was modern and comfortable. The tour guide was informative and we saw some very different landscapes. Parts of Iceland are unique and there are opportunities for awesome pictures. A favourite was watching the Geyser erupt every 8-10 minutes. Very interesting.

- Kim K, May 2017

"South coast classic"

Just got back from the tour! We went on a large bus that was in pristine condition and always at a comfortable temperature. Though large, the tour felt more intimate than other large bus tours we had been on. The group may have been smaller and both the guide and driver reached out and connected with everyone on the tour. Both answered questions and were very happy to chat about Iceland and Icelandic culture. The audio guides were a nice addition

- Torra S, May 2017

"Wonderful waterfall tour"

We did the southern Iceland tour that included the glacier hike and visiting three waterfalls. The bus was smaller than other companies, but had free wifi and individual tablets with information about various sights along the way. Our guide was excellent and went with us through a stream into the hidden waterfall area. He also took many pictures of us. I would highly recommend this company and would book them again.

- cornell82, May 2017