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Reykjavík, Iceland
Northern Lights Yacht Cruise

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Most people chase the northern lights in a car but you can see this natural phenomenon aboard a yacht. Depart from Reykjavik’s Old Harbor and sail past small islands until you reach an area with little to no light pollution, spotting whales and dolphins along the way. Watch the colorful lights dancing across the sky on the observation deck and warm up with a drink from the onboard bar.
  • Get uninterrupted views of the aurora borealis on a cruise
  • Receive a ticket for another day if the lights are not seen
  • Admire Reykjavik’s coastline and local wildlife from the boat
  • Stay connected and upload live photos with onboard Wi-Fi
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Café & Bar on board
Spacious observation decks
Panoramic views
Professional guides
Warm overalls
All Fees and Taxes
Restroom on board
WiFi on board
Hotel transfer
Sea Trips Reykjavík , Ægisgarður 5b, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

We are located at the Reykjavík Old Harbour close to the centre of the city. It is the main port of departure for whale and puffin watching tours.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 125 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Iceland Discover
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Northern Lights Yacht Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Lights Yacht Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A night I could never forget
, Dec 2021
This was a lovely experience. The staff was so energetic and enthusiastic which made the trip just that better. The boat was nice and warm ready from coming out of the cold. They explained in detail about the northern lights and star pattern. I would highly recommend this trip so glad we went.
Superb customer service
, Nov 2021
I can not fault this company, unfortunately due to unforeseen health issues ( severe travel sickness) a number of our party just couldn’t partake, speaking to the tour operator they were so understanding and refunded us in full- that’s customer service
Great boat and crew - shame about lack of light spotting
, Nov 2021
The boat itself was really cool, well equipped, warm and the bar prices reasonable. The team on the boat in particular tour leader Lucky were lovely, really knowledgeable and so helpful and friendly. We were able to do this trip twice in the week we were staying as we did not see the lights on the first trip. Sadly we did not see lights on the second trip either - which is not the fault of the tour operator. The atmosphere on the boat was very flat both evenings and you could tell everyone was disappointed not to see the lights - the team on the boat could have done more to keep spirits up and bring some light entertainment. Even the music was sombre. I would not recommend this tour as it is quite restrictive - there is only so far the boat can go to spot the lights. We spoke to numerous people in our hotel and on the plane home who were Northern Light hunting on the nights we were and had success - it seems being on land gives more freedom to drive around. I would however recommend the actual boat and the crew - they do whale watching so worth a look at that!
Great boat .. really nice staff
, Nov 2021
Shame we didn’t really get to capture the lights . But the staff were really helpful always . They always kept us in the loop with things . I would certainly recommend this
Great crew, great lights!
, Nov 2021
Although we weren't able to see the Northern Lights on our first attempt, we return the next night and were able to see them! All of the staff were lovely, very personable even the captain. and we learned about the phenomena in addition to seeing them! The boat was warm inside, and there was a nice large restroom and a bar. These amenities would make me chose a boat tour over a bus tour if I had to recommend to a friend.
Great boat but lights forgot to show up!
, Nov 2021
The tour was very well organised and the boat was very comfortable with great bar. However we were unlucky and did not see the Northern Lights.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We appreciate your kind words and are glad that you understand that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and unpredictable. If the northern lights are not seen on the tour, we give our passengers a complimentary ticket to use another day. All the best Iceland Discover
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