We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Harpa Yachts

Features Animals
Reykjavik, Iceland
More
About Harpa Yachts
Harpa Yachts is the first luxury yacht charter company in Iceland, operating since 2012, offering a wide range of deluxe scheduled tours & tailor-made activities on a luxury yacht, complete refit indoors done in 2019. Our main goal is to offer a deluxe service with fewer passengers onboard & smaller groups from Reykjavik Old Harbor. Private Yacht Charter - Whale Watching Cruise Deluxe - Puffin Tours Deluxe - Northern Lights Cruise Deluxe - Private Whale Watching Yacht Cruise - Private Sea Angling, Golf & Skeet Shooting Tours
Read more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Tours and Tickets by Harpa Yachts

Northern Lights Yacht Cruise

Read more
120 to 150 minutes
from $109.47
from $89.66
97Reviews2Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 78
  • 9
  • 3
  • 2
  • 5
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
christopher isaac wrote a review Oct 4
1 contribution
Booked last minute after my Northern lights tour was cancelled. Sea was calm which definitely helped and several humpback whales showed up and put on quite a show, one passed so close to the boat that I filmed the barnacles on its tail, tour was well run and the guide was informative and helpful. I realise that not every trip is as successful but it’s worth taking the chance!
Read more
Date of experience: October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Departure27032194986, Manager at Harpa Yachts
Responded 2 days ago
We are overjoyed to learn about your great experience! Thank you fo understanding our perspective to note that no two days are alike in Faxafloi Bay (in fact each new day is a new experience). Yes! You're right. Without taking chances new experiences cannot be enjoyed :) Team Harpa Yachts
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Sarah R wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions
Great day on the yacht. Super friendly and helpful staff. Vessel Was not jam packed with people, so we all got a good view, the guide was excellent at explaining what we’d see, how we’d spot the whales and knowledgeable about the area, the history and the whales. Very informative. Answered questions for us. Other people on board were great fun too. Everyone enjoyed the excursion. We saw lots of minke whales one was very close by and blew whilst alongside the boat. And some dolphin pods too. And many jellyfish. Everyone participated in spotting the whales which made it fun too. A must do trip.
Read more
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Departure27032194986, Manager at Harpa Yachts
Responded 1 week ago
"Great day on the yacht...A must-do trip" ... we love your perspective! Yes, Capt Einar loves sharing rich information and ensuring that all onboard have a great time. Thank you and do take back amazing memories. Team Harpa Yachts
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Explorerboy88 wrote a review Sep 2022
Forest of Dean, United Kingdom51 contributions28 helpful votes
Loved it! We undertook this trip on our second day of being in Iceland. The day was clear though a dash of rain did come down during our sailing out of the dock. The yacht was the Amelia Rose, it wasn't hugely full which as great and the inside was warm and had plenty of drinks on board for all (We had unlimited tea for 500ISK which was about £3) We saw a number of Minke Whales and some of the illusive Porpoises whilst sailing which was fab. Definitely advise taking warm clothing though, it was cold whilst sailing (the wind was bitterly cold). We were glad we had a decent coat on, and sensible shoes (not trainers) which also helps as things may get wet if it rains/sea splash. The staff were lovely, with the captain and others all looking out and pointing out across a ship wide tannoy where whales etc were spotted so everybody could see them. The ship was stable and plenty of space for those on board which was nice. Neither my partner nor I are the best sea goers but neither of us had any issues during the entire trip out. Well worth the price and was a fab afternoon out! Definitely recommend!
Read more
Date of experience: September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Departure27032194986, Manager at Harpa Yachts
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to pen such wonderful thoughts, while also giving valuable advice to those seeking our whale-watching tours. And thank you also for recommending us. Hope you take back amazing memories from Iceland. Team Harpa Yachts
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Avril Robb wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution
We saw a humpback whale right alongside our boat - amazing. Waterproof trousers and boots recommended as gets rather chilly and wet
Read more
Date of experience: September 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Departure27032194986, Manager at Harpa Yachts
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. Yes, there are times when the humpback comes right up to the yacht, as if to say 'howdy' :) Team Harpa Yachts
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lauren K wrote a review Sep 2022
Fredericksburg, United States9 contributions1 helpful vote
Great tour! The yacht was comfortable and warm inside and we were able to see some dolphins up close. Crew were extremely kind and knowledgeable.
Read more
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Response from Departure27032194986, Manager at Harpa Yachts
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are indeed very pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for you kind words of appreciation. Hope you take back wonderful memories from Iceland. Team Harpa Yachts
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456