Seeing the Northern lights from ground is a great experience, but sailing out from the coast to see the auroras dancing above the city is unforgettable. Experience the auroras on this great Northern Lights Boat Tour.

Hunting the Northern Lights from ground is an amazing experience, but sailing out from the coast and see the auroras dancing above the city lights is a remarkable sight – and a totally different experience. That is exactly what is being offered in this new Northern Lights tour.

In this approx. 2,5 hour long tour, you´ll take a trip from the Reykjavik harbour where you’ll get a great view of the coastline of the capital. You will be taken far enough so the city lights will not affect the chances of seeing the Northern Lights, but you’ll always have the city as the background view.  Now, that’s an amazing sight – and also a very romantic one!

When the Northern Lights forecast looks good – but it is too windy to go out on sea – we will still take you out for a Northern Lights tour on a bus – plus a chance to join our boat tour on the next available day.

If the tour does not operate at all (boat or bus) during your stay due to unfavorable weather conditions, you can exchange your ticket/voucher with one of the following options*:

  • A Whale Watching Tour
  • The Fish Adventure menu at Kopar, one of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavik, starting with a welcome drink
  • Or a full refund. (*All options cost the same amount or more as your Northern Lights by boat ticket).

If you join the tour (boat or bus) and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join us on the next available day.


  • Guided Northern Lights boat tour
  • Warm overalls during the tour


Departure is from Reykjavik Old Harbour and the departure time is indicated on your voucher/confirmation. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure for check in and boarding (recommended time is 30 minutes to be safe).

Please note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena and sightings are not guaranteed.