Sail away into a magical world

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget.

During the tour our expert guide will tell you all about the northern lights, the folklore and superstition, as well as explaining the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible. The tour takes 2 – 3 hours, departing from Reykjavík´s old harbour; viewing the beautiful coastline of the capital and the city lights on the way out to search for the lights. In only 15-30 minutes we will be on a prime location for viewing the auroras. Included are warm overalls since it does get chilly in the winter and usually much of the time is spent outside gazing at the night sky.

We have a cozy and warm seating area inside the boat and we are dedicated to making the trip an enjoyable experience for everyone, therefore it is subject to the right weather conditions.

When the northern lights forecast looks good - but it is too windy to go out on sea - we will still take our customers out for a northern lights tour on a bus, and they will also get to go out on the boat as well next available day.

Hot beverages & special Icelandic treats are sold on board.

Location: Reykjavik´s Old Harbour (5 minutes away from Reykjavik´s city centre).

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Tour availability

1 JAN 15 APR

1 SEP 31 DEC

Available days:

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun

Tour details

Duration: 2 hours

22:00 (1 Sep - 30 Sep)
21:00 (1 Oct - 14 Mar)
22:00 (15 Mar - 15 Apr)

Tour ID: WH02

What's included

  • Guided boat tour.
  • Use of warm overalls.
  • Free WiFi on board.
  • Pick up is operated by Special Tours and starts 60 minutes before departure.



Additional information:

This tour depends on weather and sightings are not guaranteed.
If you don't see any northern lights you can join the tour again for free.
Remember to bring warm clothing.
Meeting point: SPECIAL TOURS at Reykjavik’s Old Harbour

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Reykjavík´s Old Harbour

The tour departs from Reykjavík´s old harbour in our new, fast and luxurious boat Rósin

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