Magical Auroras | Northern Lights Cruise from Akureyri

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Akureyri Northern Lights Cruise
Dress warm for this Northern Lights Cruise from Akureyri.
The aurora borealis dance over Eyjafjörður Fjord.
The dancing Northern Lights can be seen very well from the darkness of Eyjafjörður.
Lean back and enjoy the display of the aurora borealis.
The Northern Lights spiraling above the countryside of North Iceland.

Watch the glistening Northern Lights dance and whirl across the vast night sky on this 2-hour cruise into Eyjafjordur. You will come aboard onto a comfortable ship with a kind, informative and experienced crew, the perfect opportunity for those travellers looking to escape the light pollution as much as possible. 

You will meet the crew onboard Hólmasól, a white and red catamaran stationed at the floating pier next to HOF Culture Centre in Akureyri, Iceland's "Northern Capital". 

You will get dressed in warm overalls before heading outside onto the deck for great views of nearby villages and starry skies. If you prefer, you could have a seat in the boat's heated indoor café, the perfect place to enjoy a warm drink and watch the sights through one of the large viewing windows.

When comfortable, you will be taken far out into the dark unknown in search for any signs of solar activity. Meanwhile, your guide will carefully explain the views ahead and the complex science behind the auroras. 

Finally, you will see green lights above, changing into colours of pink, red, purple and white as they swirl in the atmosphere. A truly unforgettable experience and an amazing example of nature's artistry. 

On a calm, quiet night, this tour is a true spectacle for all senses as the gentle lull of waves can be heard hitting the hull of the boat. If you are taking photos or time-lapse, please ask the tour guide for assistance as it can be challenging on a moving boat.

Please note that we need a minimum of 10 passengers to run this tour. It is also subject to weather and suitable conditions at sea, meaning it may get cancelled on short notice. 

In any case, it is recommended staying in touch with the operator themselves for any updates. Understand, there is a chance you will see no lights on the tour, given the aurora's elusive nature. If there are no sightings on the tour, however, you will be offered to try again another day, in either Akureyri or Reykjavík.

So don't delay any longer! Hurry now to secure your place on this fantastic Northern Lights cruise on Eyjafjordur. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Apr.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Akureyri, Eyjafjörður
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 21:00 22:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Excellent guidance

  • Warm overalls

  • Free onboard WiFi

  • Northern Lights guarantee (or come again for free)

  • Refreshments

  • Pickup / dropoff

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Camera (if taking photographs)

Good to know:

You will meet the operator at the floating pier Oddeyrarbót 2, next to the cultural centre Hof in Akureyri at least 15 min. prior to departure.

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Magical Auroras | Northern Lights Cruise from Akureyri

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