Northern Lights Iceland Cruise

1. Sep - 15. Apr On cold evenings About 2 hours The old harbour in Reykjavik Very easy

The Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) are Iceland’s main attraction during the cold winter months. The Auroras are a magnificent phenomenon, and an absolute must-see for every traveler.

This tour starts in The Whale Watching Center, located onboard an old fishing vessel permanently docked at the pier. Once onboard prepare to be amazed  by a multimedia light-show, including stunning images, time-lapse footage of the lights and information about the science behind Northern lights.

On the cruise, the boat heads towards Faxafloi bay in search of Aurora Borealis but these are best witnessed under dark, clear skies. The most spectacular Northern lights shows, include a constant change in shape, size and color intensity, although sightings like this are never guaranteed.

However, in cases of non sightings the tour operators offer a complimentary return ticket, thus giving everyone a good possibility of a Northern lights experience.

Tour highlights

  • Northern Lights sightseeing in Faxafloi Bay
  • A night time Iceland cruise searching for Aurora Borealis
  • Multimedia Northern Lights Show
  • The Whale Watching Center at the Old Harbor Reykjavik


  • Northern Lights cruise
  • English speaking guides
  • Multimedia show
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Wi-Fi on board

Good to know

Pickup is NOT included in this tour, but is available for an additional fee

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather, conditions and visibility. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information provided in the booking process.

It can be very cold out on sea, so we recommend dressing warmly and wearing sturdy shoes.


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