Northern Lights by Boat

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A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Sail away from the city lights and Reykjavik's coastline to witness the incredible Northern Lights by boat!

Our guide to Northern Lights by Boat Iceland

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights and hunting this famous natural display - caused by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric charged particles - on the North Atlantic Ocean isn't one you will forget in a hurry.

Departing from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik, you will take a 15-20 minute boat trip away from the lights of the city to view the auroras. The guide will share with you facts on the science behind the magical phenomenon and tell you stories & myths from different cultures around the World.

There are free overalls on-board to keep you warm out on the deck or you can cosy up inside and grab a drink at the bar! There is also a crew member taking photos throughout the night so instead of trying to figure out the right settings for your camera, you can sit back and enjoy the moment!

Departs

Daily departures between September and April.

Start times

1st - 30th September: 10pm
1st October to 14 March: 9.00pm
15th March - 15th April: 10pm.

Departs

Reykjavik's Old Harbour, Aegisgardur 13, 101 Reykjavik.

Duration

2-3 hours.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Northern Lights by Boat

  • In the event of inclement weather, road closures or other causes which may impact your hotel pick-up, you will be advised of the nearest collection point. It is the customer's responsibility to be at this location in order to be collected.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Tours are subject to correct weather conditions, which will be confirmed by around 6pm on the day your tour is due to operate, therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed. The supplier reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unfavourable weather conditions if need be.
  • If the Northern Lights forecast looks good but it is too windy to go out to sea, the tour company will take customers out for a Northern Lights tour on the bus - and still allow guests to take the boat tour the next day.
  • If, unfortunately, the weather is not in your favour and you aren't able to take the tour during your stay, you can exchange your ticket for a whale watching tour, the chance to join a night of fun at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition (while keeping your boat ticket) or claim a full refund. (All options have a value greater than or equal to the cost of your northern lights by boat ticket)
  • A refund will not be issued if you have already been on the tours and used the services - whether it is by bus or boat
  • Wrap up warm and dress for the weather although additional layers will be provided.
  • *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.

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