Northern Lights Cruise Deluxe

Enjoy this 3-hour evening cruise with Harpa Yachts departing from Reykjavík Old Harbour in search of the natural phenomenon we call Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis.

On this tour, we encounter many other interesting sights. We cruise along the beautiful coastline and enjoy the city lights from a different view! While our main goal in this tour is to see the Northern Lights we can enjoy the clean ocean breeze and gaze at the starry night sky while we wait. When particles from the sun hit earth’s atmosphere it creates a bright light with colours fluctuating in hues of green to red to sometimes purple.

We get to see Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre from another angle. Along the coastline we see the art sculpture Sun Voyager, a dream boat and an ode to the sun and the famous house Höfði, where the agreement to end the Cold War was signed in 1986.

Our experienced crew will keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route, while you enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small island in Faxaflói bay. Among them is one of Iceland’s most famous Islands, Viðey, where the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono’s lights up the night sky from October 9th – December 8th and few other days.

If it gets chilly you can wrap around you a warm blanket or purchase a hot beverage from our onboard shop where we offer a selection of light refreshments. This deluxe cruise offers a more personal service and less crowded scenery with fewer passengers. We recommend booking in advance because we limit group size to no more than 35 passengers to enhance customer satisfaction. On board, you will find information and educational multimedia about the Northern Lights. The vessel is very stable and spacious which is convenient when taking photos.

Check the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' and join us for a mesmerising cruise!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Apr.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Faxaflói , Viðey , Sun Voyager , Imagine Peace Tower, Videy Island , Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 20:15 21:15,

Please note that hotel & guesthouse pick-up starts approx. 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

  • Limited Availability

  • Inside & Outside Area

  • Panoramic View

  • Free Wifi

  • Informative Media

  • Warm Blankets

  • Experienced Crew

  • English Guidance

  • Café & Souvenirs Shop

  • Hotel & Guesthouse Pickup

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Our crew follows the daily weather forecast and a decision is made everyday around 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm if the tour will be able to operate. All passengers, hotels and booking offices are notified via email.

We recommend to dress in warm clothes as the weather can change quickly.


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