Northern Lights by Boat from Reykjavik

Reykjavík, Iceland

From $74.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a special way to hunt for the Northern Lights when you set off an evening boat tour from Reykjavik. Once the night sets in, make your own way to the waterfront departure point, hop aboard your vessel, and keep your eyes to the skies: your guide will do everything they can to help you discover the Northern Lights. As you go, you can also admire the coastline, look out for wildlife, and order from the on-board café.
  • Combine a boat trip with Northern Lights viewing on this evening tour
  • Soak up spectacular views from the boat’s observation deck
  • A restroom, Wi-Fi, and an on-board café are provided for your comfort
  • Attend another tour for free if you don’t see the Northern Lights

What's Included

  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase
  • Spacious observation decks
  • Panoramic views
  • Professional guides
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Sea Trips Reykjavík
      Ægisgarður 5b, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

      We are located at the Reykjavík Old Harbour close to the city's center. It is the main port of departure for whale watching and northern lights tours. *Please arrive at the meeting point 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    11 reviews
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    Fantastic experience
    Brenda_M, Mar 2023
    The whole experience from start to finish was enjoyable. The yacht was very comfortable & staff made you feel welcome. The bar was well stocked. The highlight was to see the northern lights & get tips on the best way to photograph them. Interesting information about them as well
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you so much for this shining review, we really appreciate it!
    Great tour!
    Jenna_M, Mar 2023
    Absolutely fantastic! We went on a bus trip earlier in the week and didn't see much, but had better luck on the boat-- could see 360. Amenities were great- could be inside or out, food/ drink for purchase, and bathrooms (none of which were available on the bus). Strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to see the Northern Lights!
    Great tour
    Lyn_J, Mar 2023
    The tour was very well organised , the tour guide was great. Patient and very helpful. It took about 1hr but the lights eventually appeared.
    Wow! Must do in Reykjavík
    David_D, Mar 2022
    Amazing amazing trip! Beautiful boat worth it for that alone and got to see the lights 10/10 would recommend
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thank you so very much for this brilliant review - we read every one and we really appreciate you taking the time to write them :) I am delighted you saw the lights
    Northern lights boat trip
    Graham_E, Feb 2022
    This trip was amazing, we had over an hour of fantastic viewing. The host and crew were really good, they got the perfect timing and location. They spent time with us and told us everything we needed to know about the aurora and camera settings for photos. I think we were lucky with the weather and atmospheric conditions and it was a mega Wow factor. We got a bit lost trying to find the boat office and the boat, so I would advise checking this out because I’d have regretted missing this trip.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it! We keep trying to make our office more visible and ring people if they get lost, but I am thrilled you found us and had such a great experience.
    While we were able to...
    Debra_M, Oct 2021
    While we were able to catch a few of the northern lights, it was a bit disappointing that we were not able to get out in between the islands as we were told we were heading. Understood, however, that it was a bit windy too.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Dear Debra_M, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. The safety and comfort of our passengers are our number one priority, and we´re glad you understood that this decision was made with that in mind. All the best, Iceland Discover