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Horses and Northern Lights by Boat

23.840 ISK /

6 hours

Children 7-12: 14.720 ISK, Teenagers 13-15: 18.620 ISK

Enjoy riding the Icelandic horse during the day and a search for the colorful Northern Lights by boat in the evening.

Tour description

Your tour begins with a pick-up from your centrally located hotel, guesthouse or bus stop for the horseback riding. Pick-up is between 13:00 and 13:30, so we kindly ask that you are ready at your designated pick-up location at 13:00. Pick-up is operated by Laxnes Horse Farm, the tour operator for horseback riding. Please contact our reception team at info@specialtours.is after booking to confirm your pick-up location for the first part of the tour.
For the horse riding tour you will be provided with all of the basic gear, including helmets, boots and rain or snow clothes (depending on weather). A horse will be matched with you based on your experience with horses (but don’t worry if you’ve never been riding before, as this tour is suitable for all skill levels). The riding tour is roughly 1.5 hours long, and allows you to experience the beautiful Icelandic landscapes that surround the farm area. 
The Northern Lights by boat tour departs from the Old Harbour in the center of Reykjavík. The boat sails along the coastline of Reykjavík and in only 15-20 minutes we reach a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing auroras. On board the boat our expert guides will tell you all about the Northern Lights, including scientific facts, and legends and myths from around the world. The boat tour takes 2-3 hours depending on how early/late the lights may appear. The meeting point is our ticket office (Aegisgardur 13, 101 Reykjavik) – we ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. Transfers can be booked below for an additional fee.

What's included

Horseback Riding

  • Round-trip transfers to and from Reykjavík
  • Helmet
  • Rain/Snow gear
  • Boots

Northern Lights by Boat

  • Warm overalls (also available in children’s sizes)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restrooms on board
  • Northern Lights video

Tour details

Duration

6 hours

Guidance

English

Information

If you don't see the northern lights you get a FREE ticket to try again!

Additional information

Please note that the horse riding tour has an age limit of 7, and a weight limit of 120kg (240lbs).

The horse riding is operated by Laxnes Horse Farm.

Important information

These tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to unfavourable weather conditions if need be. Take a look at our terms & conditions for further information.

If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled, but aurora conditions are favourable, we offer a replacement northern lights tour by bus, plus a chance to join the boat tour the next available day (even if you see the lights on the bus).

We always try our best to give our passengers the best possible chance to see the Northern Lights – however, it is important to know that we can never guarantee sightings as this is a hunt for a natural phenomenon.

We use the weather forecast to find out the cloud cover on the night & the strength of the lights. We will always sail out when there is a chance of visibility as we do not want our passengers missing out on a chance to see the auroras.

We kindly ask you to be positive, embrace your patience and keep your fingers crossed!

Dress tip: Dress according to Icelandic weather and don’t forget your hats & gloves. Our staff always does their best to keep the boat decks clear of ice/snow – but we do recommend wearing good shoes on the tour as the weather can change quickly.

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