Day Tours/Activities

Reykjavík Northern Lights Cruise

Search for the Aurora Borealis away from the city lights, on this thrilling winter cruise. Book your Northern lights cruise today.

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  • Available jan, feb, mar, apr, sep, oct, nov, dec
  • Duration 1,5 - 2,5 hours
  • Location Faxaflói bay
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1, max. 170
  • Age limit No age limit

What you'll experience.

Search for the Aurora Borealis away from the city lights, on this thrilling winter cruise. Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. You can find these conditions from September until the end of April in Reykjavík. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience.

The Northern Lights Cruise commences at the Elding ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. At night it takes on a magical form with a multimedia northern lights show. The 10 minute show includes images, time-lapse footage of the lights while explaining the science behind the northern lights.

On the tour you will head out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. The open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while the heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings. Your expert guide will be at hand to answer your questions while you enjoy Mother Nature’s light show and starry skies wrapped up in one of our warm overalls. On board you will find several outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon with toilet facilities and café where you can buy light refreshments.

Included in final tour price.


  • Expert guide
  • On board WiFi
  • Access to the visitor's center
  • Northern Lights multimedia show

What to bring.

  • Good sturdy shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • A tripod can be useful for photography


  • Northern lights / Aurora Borealis
  • Winter cruise

Tour operator

This tour is operated by our friends at Elding. Elding has worked hard on minimizing their environmental impact and is a part of projects such as Earth Check, Blue Flag, and Vakin the Icelandic environmental and quality label.

Elding’s certifications include:

EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 Blueflag logo

11.990 ISK
Per person

11.990 ISK