Northern Lights Cruise & Dinner

1. Oct - 14. Mar Daily About 5 hours Reykjavik Old Harbour VERY_EASY

Tour description
€122 per person

This Northern lights cruise and dinner combo commences at a local restaurant and ends in a cruise on Faxafloi bay, in search of the phenomenon that is one of the biggest draws to visiting Iceland, the Aurora Borealis.

The tour begins at MAR restaurant– located only 5 minutes from Reykjavik city center and about 50 meters from the pier. MAR is a seafood restaurant in the Old Harbor in Reykjavik, and in association with this tour, the restaurant will offer a delicious meal consisting of Icelandic Salmon, and a choice between a glass of the MAR house wine, beer or soda.

After the meal, the party can collect the Northern lights cruise ticket at Elding ticket office, a little further down at the harbor.  After enjoying a multimedia northern lights show at The Whale Watching Center, the cruise takes off to Faxafloi bay, away from the bright lights of Reykjavik. This offers dark and quiet surroundings, and a higher chance to see the Northern lights, as the Aurora Borealis are best viewed under dark, clear skies

Tour highlights

  • Dinner at MAR, a local restaurant close to the city center
  • Multimedia Northern Lights Show in the Whale Watching Center
  • A three hour Northern lights cruise in Faxafloi bay
  • Northern lights / Aurora Borealis show from an open top viewing deck


  • Icelandic Salmon and drink at MAR restaurant
  • 3 hour Northern Lights cruise
  • English speaking guides
  • Multimedia show
  • Use of warm overalls

Did you know?

There are many native tales about Aurora Borealis, such as of the Alaskan Inuits that believed the Northern lights were the spirits of animals and of the Menominee Indians who thought the lights were torches of giants living in the North.

Good to know

Your meal is typically booked 2 hours before the northern lights cruise starts (unless stated otherwise).

A guide will meet you down at our whale watching center, which is a 5 minute walk from the restaurant.

No pick up is available but a drop off service is available for an additional fee.

It can be very cold at sea, so we recommend dressing in warmly and you can also use our warm overalls. We recommend hats, gloves, base layers and sturdy footwear.