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Northern Lights by Boat – with a backup plan

8.990 ISK /

1,5-3 hours

Children (7-15yrs) 4.250 ISK

Children (0-6yrs) FREE

Northern Lights By Boat with a Backup Plan.
A lower price and a guaranteed adventure!

You are booked on a Northern Lights by Boat tour from Reykjavik but in case of unfavorable weather conditions you are guaranteed an adventure. The Backup plan for the tour is a Northern Lights themed visit to Whales of Iceland called Auroras at Whales of Iceland and the beauty is that you keep your ticket to join the Northern Lights by Boat on another night.

Please note that this is a non-refundable option. 

Tour description

Sailing out from Reykjavik in search for the Northern Lights is a unique experience, not to be missed!

There are many benefits of booking Northern Lights by Boat with a Backup Plan. It costs less than the regular tour, so if the boat tour sails as scheduled then you simply paid less for your ticket. In case of cancellation due to unfavorable conditions, your evening of Auroras at Whales of Iceland has already been booked so you have a guaranteed place. You also get to keep your ticket for the boat tour, to be booked for the next available night.

It only takes us about 15-20 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 on a Northern Lights cruise.

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 on-board 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 warm and cozy on the winter nights.

The Backup Plan
AURORAS @ WHALES OF ICELAND!

Unfortunately, the weather in Iceland does not always cooperate, so in case of cancellation we have a backup plan ready for you! If the conditions to view Northern Lights are poor, we have a guarantee adventure already prepared called Auroras at Whales of Iceland!

Auroras at Whales of Iceland is a Northern Lights themed visit to the spectacular Whales of Iceland Exhibition, very close to the Old Reykjavik Harbour. The visit includes a guided tour of the 23 life-sized models of all whale species found around Iceland and our BRAND NEW 25 min. Northern Lights documentary. The documentary features beautiful footage, facts, myths and stories about the Northern Lights and is displayed on an 8 meter  long screen beneath a life-size fin whale model. After the film you have a chance to have a Q&A session with your guide and a complimentary drink of your choice is available at the bar.

Now – the best part , you then get to keep your ticket for the Northern Lights by Boat tour to be booked for the next available night!

 

Please note that this tour is non-refundable as you are guaranteed an adventure on your booked night and you get to keep your ticket for the Northern Lights by Boat tour for the next available night. 

What's included

Northern Lights by Boat Tour

  • 2-3 hour Northern Lights by Boat tour for a lower cost
  • Experienced guide on every departure
  • Warm overalls (also available in children’s sizes!)
  • Heated indoor seating areas
  • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour!
  • WC’s, snack bar & WiFi on board
  • Pictures taken on every tour, available to download free of charge
  • Friendly crew can assist with photography and camera settings if needed
  • Guaranteed Backup Plan if the boat tour is cancelled on the evening you are scheduled!

Backup Plan – Auroras at Whales of Iceland

  • A Northern Lights themed visit to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • Live-guided tour of the exhibition
  • Q&A session with an experienced guide
  • 25 min. Northern Lights video on a brand-new 8 meter screen
  • Complimentary drink of your choice
  • Keep your ticket for the Northern Lights boat tour – just let us know when you’d like to reschedule!

Tour details

Duration

1,5-3 hours

Guidance

English

Schedule

SEP OCT NOV-FEB MAR APR
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.
  • Transportation is offered between our ticket reception and the Whales of Iceland Exhibition (900m away)
  • The Backup Plan will always operate at 21:00 if the boat tour is cancelled. Check-in for the Backup Plan is at 20:45 if you have not selected hotel transfers. When you arrive for the Backup Plan, please let us know when you would like to schedule your Northern Lights by Boat tour.

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 do not see the Northern Lights on your tour you get a complimentary ticket to try again on another night.
  3. 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.
  4. If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled you will automatically be booked for the Auroras at Whales of Iceland experience  and you then get to keep your ticket for the Northern Lights by Boat tour to be booked on another night. 
  5. This tour has a 48 hour booking cut-off so book your tour early!

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