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Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour aurora borealis cruise on Faxaflói Bay
  • Discover the science of the Northern Lights
  • See the coastline at night
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Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík
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1,5 - 2,5 hour Northern Lights Cruise from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.
US$102.00
Northern Lights Cruise 22:00
1,5 - 2,5 hour Northern Lights Cruise from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.
US$102.00
Overview
Watch the skies above Faxaflói Bay light up on a 2.5-hour northern lights cruise from Reykjavík aboard a comfortable sightseeing vessel. Learn the science behind the aurora borealis during a short multimedia presentation at the Whale Watching Centre, then wrap up in a warm overall and head out on the water. Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of the water and sky from a viewing deck, or slip into the heated, indoor lounge for warm drinks. Leave the city lights of Reykjavík far behind, and take in Iceland’s finest show from the sea.
What to Expect
The Northern Lights Cruise commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik.

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. 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. Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. 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 a warm overall with a hot drink in hand.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile
Northern Lights

Amazing trip with great tour guides on board. Unfortunately we went out to sea on the 3rd April and did not get to see the northern lights however they gave us a complimentary ticket. We decided to use this on our last night 4th April...More

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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear SimpsonSs05sls, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with other travellers. Glad you had the opportunity to re-book and try again another night, since your first attempt was unsuccessful, and saw an amazing display....More

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Great Northern Lights display, though a bus tour is probably better for photos

We booked on the Elding Northern Lights cruise for our first night in Iceland (which is always recommended so that you get a chance to go out again if you don't see the lights) and were fortunate to enjoy what Elding described as "the best...More

Thank TomPhilUK
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear TomPhilUK, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience of our Northern Lights Cruise. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise and magnificent dancing Auroras over head in Faxaflói bay. All the best, The Elding...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018
no proper sighting but...

this was a really well organised tour from the original booking right up to being dropped off back at our hotel. We were picked up on time from our hotel, taken to the harbour and taken on board the ship. Warm jumpsuits were available to...More

Thank cossie93
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear cossie93, Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback of our Northern Lights Cruise. Glad you had a great time with us despite not seeing any Auroras on your tour - better luck next time! All the best, The Elding Reykjavík...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018
​ No lights for us - But still fun!!

We did the northern lights tour the first evening we were in Reykjavik, the boat was big and sturdy and we were all given wind/wet suits to go over our clothes (just remember to try the size above as you will have plenty on already)...More

Thank PaulMcCulloch
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Dear PaulMcCulloch, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our Northern Lights Cruise and for sharing your experience with future travellers. Looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit - hopefully the lights will show themselves then! All the best,...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Excellent Evening Cruise

This tour came as part of our holiday package, I thought the cruise would be a nice change as the rest of our tours were full day coach trips. Unfortunately the trip was cancelled on first two nights of our break due to bad weatherhowever...More

Thank DJEast49
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear DJEast49, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise and hope you return and try some of our other excursions. Hope you enjoyed the photos from...More

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