Northern Lights Cruise
Search for Aurora Borealis away from the city lights, on this thrilling winter cruise. Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. You can find these conditions from September until the end of April in Reykjavík. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience.
1 September – 30 September at 22:00
1 October – 14 March at 21:00
15 March – 15 April at 22:00
The Northern Lights Cruise commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. There you can buy tickets or exchange a voucher for a prepaid trip. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. At night it takes on a magical form with a multimedia northern lights show. The 10 minute show includes images, time-lapse footage of the lights while explaining the science behind the northern lights.
On the tour we will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. 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 and warm up in between sightings. Our expert guide will be at hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies wrapped up in one of our warm overalls. On board you will find several outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon with toilet facilities and café where you can buy light refreshments.
Please note that for your enjoyment, this tour is subject to weather, conditions at sea and visibility and therefore it could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information you provide in the booking process.
- Access to Visitor Centre
- Multimedia show
- Use of warm overalls
- Excellent guidance
- Onboard WiFi
- Sturdy footwear
- Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)
- Tripod for better camera stability (if taking photographs)
Please stop by the Elding office in the Old Harbour no later than 15 min. prior to tour departure to collect your ticket(s).