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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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Hlésgata 101
Hlésgata 101, 101 Reykjavík, IcelandBoat departs from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik, Reykjavik Sailors office is located at the water front.
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    Reykjavik Sailors
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Imagine if Mother Nature herself would shoot fireworks and lighten up the sky, a moment so beautiful it leaves you out of speech, almost out of breath. We would love to take you on a special Iceland northern light tour away from the shine of the city to a place where you can truly see the northern lights dance around in the sky.
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hlésgata 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Warm flotation overalls
    • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
    • Wireless internet
    • Seasickness tablets, if needed
    • Entry/Admission - Reykjavik Sailors
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Snacks and beverages (sold on board)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please be at the departure point the latest 30 minutes before the scheduled cruise time.
    • Please, CHECK YOUR VENDOR account or at tour operator DAILY DIARY before you come to tour operator office; all the important daily information of all our tours will be notified via vendor and on tour operator website. We recommend to contact tour operator if you wish another way to get in touch with you.
    • Please note: Northern Lights is a natural activity governed by the laws of the weather. If the trip is canceled due to bad weather, full ticket price will be refunded If you don't see any Northern Lights, you have the option to take the tour again any time for free.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year our trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Had an original tour with a different operator for a Northern Lights experience that was cancelled at short notice so booked with Reykjavik Sailors for a cruise instead as there was availability. It was well organised and equipped with a great commentary throughout the cruise.
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    Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Office Manager at Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik
    Responded 18 Nov 2019
    thank you so much for your review! Made our day, have a great day!
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    Although we didn't see the Northern Lights, the boat trip was amazing and informative. The crew aboard the boat was friendly and knowledgable. Since the Northern Lights are not guaranteed there's a 50/50 chance - but totally worth it
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    Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Office Manager at Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik
    Responded 6 Nov 2019
    Thank you so much for your message! If you are back in Iceland, you are welcomed to try your luck again! Have a great day!
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    this a truly amazing and stunning sight to experience. this definitely a bucket list phenomenon to visit.
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    Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Desk at Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik
    Responded 3 Jun 2019
    Dear rototank, Thank you for your feedback. We totally agree : northern lights are an absolutely incredible phenomenon to witness, and are without a doubt bucket-list worthy. Yet it can be so hard to spot at times... We're happy to read our guides managed to make your dream come true! The time spent braving the infamous Icelandic weather does not come in vain ;) We hope you had a nice stay in Iceland, and wish you all the best!
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    The trip was cancelled by the tour Operator citing weather conditions - which is totally understandable and is clearly indicated when booking that it is weather dependant. We were unable to make another reservation as the trip was not running the following night. The reason I
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    Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Desk at Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik
    Responded 23 Jan 2019
    Dear Adventurer1956, Thank you very much for your comment, this will help us to improve the system. We will contact Trip Advisor/Viator to let them know that some people have problems to get the refund through their website, or at least, it should be easier to do it. On the other hand we appreciate you understood that we had to cancel because of weather conditions, it was a pity though. We hope you enjoyed your staying in Iceland. Best regards, Reykjavik Sailors Team
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    We picked this company for a variety of reasons. They had a smaller boat, family feel, offered warm clothing, etc. I never expected the lies, creepiness, and poor service. Last minute, they informed us they were pawning us off to a completely different company!!! This is not
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    Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front desk at Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik
    Responded 2 May 2018
    Dear tyhinkle, Thanks for your sincere review. First of all, we are very sorry for your bad experience with us. As you can read in our website and all our sellers, during some seasons we can transfer the passengers to our partners to be more environmental friendly and sail with the minimum boats; and if this happens, our partners are only 2-4 minutes away walking from our office. Of course the weather can change, sometimes has happened the opposite (we cancel and finally the sky gets clear), but of course, we cannot wait until last minute to put the tour on or cancel it. So, weather is quite unpredictable here. We apologize again for all this matter, but in this case, passengers are invited to come with us for free again. Best regards, Reykjavik Sailors Team
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    By: Reykjavik Sailors
    Madison, Wisconsin
    I never observed a scene like this.
    .A few minke whales, seals and puffins. I went on a tour as a guest in 2010 and saw plenty of Minkes, dolphins
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    Tess S
    Christmas day whale watching
    We actually didn't end up seeing any whales on our tour, but the excursion itself was pleasant. The crew were all
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    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    No Whales or Northern Lights- still a good trip
    We did the combo whale watching/northern lights package. Unfortunately due to weather our northern lights portion
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    Diana B
    They cancelled the first booking I did and didn’t let me know( she said she didn’t have the email- but they
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    Robin B
    Haarlem, The Netherlands
    Northern light boat trip
    Our first night in Reykjavik and the weather conditions were good. We booked a tour @reykjavik sailors and had a
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    Rachel K
    Greenhithe, United Kingdom
    nice trip but unfortunately no whales
    Great staff on board and very knowledgeable unfortunately we didn’t see any whales or dolphins but they do offer
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    Pete G
    Whale watching tour
    It was whaleless! We did see some dolphins but I have been in the water with dolphins previously. Bit disappointed
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    Dewsbury, United Kingdom
    Great trip and experience
    Had an original tour with a different operator for a Northern Lights experience that was cancelled at short notice
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    Kathy B
    Waukegan, Illinois
    Fabulous hospitality
    Although we didn't see the Northern Lights, the boat trip was amazing and informative. The crew aboard the boat
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    London, United Kingdom
    Not bad but you are in the hands of nature
    Went two days in a row. Saw nothing on the first day and so were offered a free ticket to try again. On the next
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