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Northern Lights by Boat Iceland

This excursion offers an incredible opportunity to hunt for the mesmeric Northern Lights. Departing by boat, you will sail away from the Reykjavik coastline and out into the North Atlantic ocean, one of the prime hunting grounds for this natural phenomenon.

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 a hurry.

Departing from Reykjavik, you will sail away from the stunning coastline's sparkling city lights and mountainous backdrop and then turn your attention to the night sky in search of the undulating green waves.

Any questions you have will be answered by the ship's expert guide who will also explain the underlying scientific facts that make this magical show possible.

With flexible ticket policy meaning you can exchange your ticket or get a full refund if the weather conditions aren't in your favour and the tour is not able to run at all. So, there is no reason to miss out on this incredible experience.

Experience Includes

  • 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise from Reykjavik's Old Harbour
  • New and warm overalls for all passengers
  • Warm and cozy internal seating areas
  • WiFi, toilets, café and souvenir shop on board the boat
  • Experienced guide and friendly crew

Experience Excludes

  • Snacks and beverages (for sale onboard)
  • Souvenirs (for sale onboard)


Daily departures between September and April.

Departure location

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

Start times

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


2 to 3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • 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, therefoe sightings cannot be guaranteed. The supplier reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unfavorable 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.
  • Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 72 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 24 hours of tour date.