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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

  • Northern Lights cruise from Reykjavik
  • Don't miss the chance to see Aurora Borealis from the water, an amazing vantage point
  • Watch the natural light display from the boat's three outdoor decks
Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik
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Take a nighttime cruise from Reykjavik for a chance to see the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from the water. Head away from the city and gaze up at the dark sky, where Mother Nature shows off with this natural light display, also known as Aurora Borealis. The boat features outdoor viewing decks and an interior cabin where you can purchase drinks, if you wish.
What to Expect
Our experienced team will guide you through an adventure that’s hard to find elsewhere. Our ship has three outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon with toilet facilities and free Wi-Fi, always full with light snacks, hot drinks, soft drinks and alcohol beverages. This ship is great for cruises for both large and exclusive groups.
Be sure to book in time for best opportunities.

Head away from the city lights for optimal views of the Northern Lights. Sail out of Reykjavik on this 2-hour cruise and enjoy incredible views of the city from the sea.

Enjoy snacks and refreshments in a heated indoor bar, or put on the warm overalls and sit out on the deck to watch the stars and the light show.

The Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon, so if there are no sightings, on the tour the booking number can be used to reschedule the trip for another time with us. 

If the trip is canceled due to bad weather conditions, please contact the vendor to reschedule on another day. 

Please be at the departure point the latest 30 minutes before the scheduled cruise time.
Please check the tour status before arrival directly with tour operator.
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.

Northern Lights:
  • 1 - 30 September: 10 pm
  • 1 October - 14 March: 9 pm
  • 15 March - 15 April: 10 pm
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile
Terrible customer service, creepy, deceitful

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...More

2  Thank tyhinkle
ReykjavikSailors, Front desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 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...More

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Frigid Tour on a Nice Boat, Barely Saw the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights Cruise we took in February was cancelled on the first night due to weather, but they transferred us to the following night when the boat did go out. We saw the lights dimly and briefly (for about 15 minutes total) and when...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank MtnWill
ReykjavikSailors, Front Desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Dear MtnWill, Thanks for letting us know your opinion, is very important to have different points of view and each single one help us to improve. Well, Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that nobody can predict if they will appear seconds, minutes or hours,...More

Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile
Spectacular Northern Lights Trip

For anyone dubious of seeing the Northern Lights because you’re concerned it will just look like ‘cloud,’ it’s not like that at all! Its an absolute must. I was debating whether to go on a Northern Lights Tour via jeep or by boat but I...More

Thank holliel125
ReykjavikSailors, Front Desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Dear Hollie, Thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour a lot and you recommend it. We always try to do the best for our passengers, and when the night is so perfect like the...More

Reviewed January 29, 2018
Well organised and great boat

Very welcoming and well organised, we didn’t see the northern lights but found Sarah’s commentary excellent and informative, we were looked after and kept warm in the flotation suits. The lights teased us, but we were offered another free trip just because the lights didn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank leisms
ReykjavikSailors, Front Desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for such a nice review :) Sometimes the nature is not on our side, but as you say, you are welcome to come again and try in your next visit to Iceland. We are happy to hear that you liked...More

Reviewed November 26, 2017
Northern Lights boat tour - we saw them!

I'd definitely recommend going with Reykjavik Sailors for the Northern Lights tour. This my second attempt at seeing them in Iceland after doing a bus tour a few years ago. I went on similar nights to the other recent reviews but have a bit of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Zak83c
ReykjavikSailors, Front desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Dear friend, Thanks for letting us know your wonderful review :) We are happy to hear that you had a very nice trip. Of course, sometimes they don't appear, but that's nature and something that we can't control. We hope you enjoyed your time in...More

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