Miracle over the magical aurora borealis from the sea, with this Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík. This tour should not be missed by those seeking a unique way to enjoy Iceland’s most renowned natural phenomenon.
This tour begins at Reykjavík’s Old port, where your vessel is waiting. This boat has a large in door area you can stay warm in, with a bar that will supply you with a free warm drink, and offers safety overalls to further help stave off the cold. Of course, it also has outdoor decks for optimal aurora watching.
Once the captain is ready, the boat will set out into Faxaflói. The city lights will minimize behind you, but you will still be able to see the capital’s significant landmarks, such as Harpa and Hallgrímskirkja. As soon as you are far enough from it, the light pollution will be so little that it will not affect your viewing experience.
All that is needed for the Northern Lights to show is a clear, dark sky, enough solar activity, and a little luck. Being in the middle of a pitch-black bay, with a dome ofstars above, makes your likely of catching them much higher than if you were trying to find a spot in the city away from the lights and buildings.
Keep an eye on the sky until the auroras start to descend; the guides on board will be doing the same, and are excellent at spotting signs of their arrival. As soon as they appear, you and your group will no suspicion be mesmerised in silence, in complete awe of their unreal beauty.
After a hopefully unbelievable aurora show, your boat will return to Reykjavík, however if you don’t catch sight of them (which can happen due to the fickleness of nature) you need not worry as you will be able to take another cruise out for free!
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to watch the Northern Lights at sea.
Check availability by choosing a date on the calendar.
Available: September – April
Duration: 2,5 hours
Activities: Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting
Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Viðey, Esjan, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Pickup time : 20:15. 21:15,
Please be at your pick up location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel’s reception or contact your tour provider directly.
Aurora multimedia show
Free WiFi onboard
Blankets and overalls
What to bring:
Good to know:
This is a nature dependent tour and therefore it may get cancelled on short notice. The auroras cannot be predicted or guaranteed, but in case there are no sightings you can join the tour another night for free.
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