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Northern Lights Sightseeing Cruise from Reykjavik

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Set sail from Reykjavik on a magical northern lights cruise, featuring guided aurora photography, onboard comforts, and an optional Aurora Reykjavik Museum tour.


  • Embark on a magical northern lights Cruise from Reykjavik, an awesome journey into the heart of Faxaflói Bay.

  • Enjoy the comfort of heated indoor areas, panoramic views from a 360° viewing platform, and the convenience of warm overalls and free onboard WiFi.

  • Experience the captivating chase for the Aurora Borealis under the clear, dark skies, away from the city's light pollution.

  • Elevate the experience with an optional visit to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum or avail of a backup plan of free tickets for a different day with a visit to Auroras at Whales of Iceland exhibition, in case of no visibility.

  • Fun fact: Reykjavik, the starting point of your cruise, is the world's northernmost capital, offering a unique backdrop for viewing the northern lights.


  • 2-hour northern lights cruise

  • Live guidance in English

  • Access to Visitor Centre

  • Use of warm overalls

  • Free WiFi onboard

  • Pictures taken by crew (if any)

  • Aurora Reykjavik Museum (optional)

  • Backup plan (optional)


  • Food & drinks

  • Bus fare

  • Pickup

  • Refreshments

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Exploring the mystical Aurora Borealis

Embark on a mesmerizing journey to witness one of nature's most stunning displays, the northern lights of Aurora Borealis, aboard a cruise from Reykjavik. Your adventure begins at the Visitor Centre, housed in a vintage fishing vessel, offering charming insights into Iceland's seafaring past. Here, expert guides welcome you and provide an enlightening overview of the science and myths behind the ethereal lights. Journey into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói Bay, leaving behind the city lights of Reykjavik. With heated indoor areas, a 360° viewing platform, and warm overalls provided, your comfort is assured as you set sail under the star-studded sky. If cancelled due to unfavourable conditions, you'll receive free tickets to embark on the search on another day as many times as needed within 2 years.

Aurora Reykjavik Museum and backup plan

Amplify your experience with an optional visit to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum, a unique chance to delve deeper into the phenomenon of the northern lights with interactive displays and a therapeutic cinema experience featuring mesmerising auroral displays. This cruise also offers a backup plan to ensure you don't miss out on this natural spectacle – if the elusive northern lights fail to make an appearance on your cruise, your booked evening at Whales of Iceland for Auroras ensures your spot. Plus, you retain your ticket for the boat tour, valid for the next available night. With refreshments available at the onboard café, engaging live guidance, free Wi-Fi, and even assistance with aurora photography, this cruise promises a memorable experience.

What to bring

  • Bring along sturdy footwear, warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves) & a tripod for better camera stability (if taking photographs).

Additional information

  • Keep in mind, that the northern lights are unpredictable. Bring patience and optimism. If not seen, upgrade your ticket with a backup plan.

  • Please note that once you join the boat tour your ticket has been fully utilized and cannot be used to enter the Whales of Iceland Exhibition.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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