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Northern Lights by Boat, Reykjavik

  • Guided boat tour
  • Warm overalls!
  • Café & Souvenir shop
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!

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!

In only 15-30 minutes we will be on a prime location away from the city lights, perfect for viewing the auroras!
We are unconfined by roadways!

Overalls provided on-board that will keep you nice and warm out on the deck, listening to what the guide has to say about the lovely colours dancing in the sky.

Throughout the tour we show our very own original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore!


2 hours 30 mins

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - Yes

Customer Guarantee

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This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

Guide Dogs Only

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age

No minimum age

Important Information

These tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to unfavorable weather conditions if need be. Take a look at our terms & conditions for further information.

If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled, but aurora conditions are favourable, we offer a replacement northern lights tour by bus, plus a chance to join the boat tour the next available day.

If the tour does not operate at all (boat or bus) during your stay due to unfavorable weather conditions, you can exchange your ticket/voucher with one of the following options*:

A Whale Watching Tour

A luxurious 3 course menu at Kopar, one of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavik
Or a full refund. (*All options cost the same amount or more as your northern lights by boat ticket).
If you join the tour (boat or bus) and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join us on the next available day.

Our staff always do their best to keep the boat decks clear of ice/snow - but we do recommend wearing good shoes on the tour as the weather can change quickly.

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Adult 16-99

Child 7-15

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About the provider

Special Tours, Reykjavik's Old Harbour

Aegisgardur 13,

Special Tours was founded in 1996 as a Puffin Watching & School Trip Sea Tour Operator. We are very proud to be the first company in our marketplace to offer these unique tours from Reykjavík & for being able to have expanded into offering all the other sea adventures we offer today.
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