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Northern Lights by Boat EXTRA

8.990 ISK /

1,5-3 hours

Children (7-15yrs) 4.250 ISK

Children (0-6yrs) FREE

No matter what happens you will join an adventure, and for a cheaper price!

You are booked on a Northern Lights by Boat tour in search for the dancing auroras just a few minutes sail from Reykjavik!

If we are unlucky with the forecast and the tour is cancelled on the night, you will automatically go on another tour we have set up with Whales of Iceland Exhibition including a northern lights video and more – guaranteed night of adventures!

Tour description

Sailing out from Reykjavík in search for the Aurora Borealis is a unique experience, not to be missed!

It only takes us 10-15 minutes to sail into the dark, away from the city lights, to a perfect location for viewing the northern lights and the magical starry sky. Enjoy the peace and quiet out in the bay of Faxaflói.

An expert guide will explain the scientific facts about this natural phenomenon, share stories and myths from different cultures and answer any questions you might have during the tour. It is never guaranteed that the lights will show on the night – however, if you don’t see them you get a complimentary ticket to try again.

Our boats are spacious with warm indoor seating areas, an onboard bar and plenty of space for everyone outside on deck to gaze into the night sky. We will provide you with free usage of warm overalls to keep you cozy on the winter nights.


  • Guided boat tour
  • Warm overalls! (Children’s sizes available!)
  • Wireless internet on board
  • Café/Bar & Souvenir shop
  • Northern Lights video
  • WCs on board!



Sometimes we will have to postpone the northern lights tour due to cloudy skies, but we won’t let you down – we have another activity all planned out for you on your booked night!

We head out to the Whales of Iceland exhibition in Grandi, just minutes away from the harbour area. Our guide will greet you and take you into the wonder world of the giant whales, where you will be able to view full sized models and try out some fun interactive technology!

Towards the end of the whale exhibition you will then be taken into a movie hall where we will show you a 25 minute video of the dancing northern lights full of beautiful imagery, facts and stories. Our guide will explain in further detail and answer any questions you might have.

We will finish the night with a drink on the house at the on-site café where you will also get the opportunity to explore the exhibition further.

Now – the best part is yet to come, you will also receive a complimentary ticket to try our northern lights boat tour at the next available date! (included in price!)


  • Guided Northern Lights & Whales Exhibition
  • 25 min Northern Lights Video
  • Drink included
  • Complimentary ticket for Northern Lights by Boat
  • Non-refundable


Tour details


1,5-3 hours




22:00 22:00
21:00 21:00 21:00*

*22:00 From 15th March - 15th April

Additional information

Please note that the starting point for this tour is the Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík.

You will be asked to show a valid form of ID upon arrival for check-in.

Important information

  1. When buying this ticket, you are guaranteed a night of fun no matter what happens – this ticket is therefore non-refundable
  2. If you go on the northern lights boat tour on the booked night your ticket is fully utilized and you are not entitled to a trip to the museum on other nights.
  3. If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled you will automatically be booked on the museum tour and then also have a chance to join the boat tour at the next available date (30 day rescheduling period). The tour at Whales of Iceland always begins at 21:00 – please see the schedule for the boat tours above.
  4. 72 hour booking cutoff

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