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Northern Lights Ocean Cruise

By Special Tours


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Masks required
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Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Chance to cruise through Old Harbour to see Northern Lights

  • Viewing area far from the city eliminates light pollution

  • Heated cabins & warm overalls to ensure you stay cosy

  • Expert guides with high-tech equipment to track the lights

  • Second visit if you don't see the lights on first night

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided Northern Lights cruise

  • What's included

    Use of warm overalls

  • What's included

    Free Wi-Fi on board

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour!

  • What's included

    NEW - Special Tours App (available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese)

  • What's excluded

    Food and drinks

  • What's excluded

    Hotel transfers (available upon request for an additional fee)

Know Before You Book

  • Children 6 and younger are complimentary.

  • This tour is weather dependant and the decision to sail is made each day based on the most updated forecast.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • If your tour is cancelled due to weather, alternative options will be provided.

What you can expect

Come aboard for a cruise that whisks you away from the twinkling lights of Reykjavik and into the Atlantic Ocean through Old Harbour. On this once-in-a-lifetime tour, escape the city by boat for clear view of the Northern Lights' endlessly swirling kaleidoscope of colour.

You can choose to be picked up from your hotel (available for an additional cost - please contact supplier for this service after booking), or arrive directly to the ticket office in the Old Harbour for check in and boarding. After boarding make sure to don a comfy pair of extreme weather overalls to ensure you stay warm and dry all night. Cruise away from the dock and start scanning the sky for your first glimpse of the aurora borealis' dancing lights.

Watch the crew use top-of-the-line equipment that allows them to track the lights and find the evening's best spot for the clearest view and then stand in awe as you get your first looks at the evening's show, and learn more about the process of solar winds colliding with light to create a breathtaking light-shifting dance show, in colours ranging from dazzling green to deep red and purple.

In between glimpses, grab a hot drink from the onboard bar, or spend some time getting photography tips from the crew so you can capture frame-worthy shots of this natural phenomenon.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Special Tours Ticket Office - Old Harbour
  • 11 Geirsgata
  • Reykjavík 101

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Special Tours Ticket Office
    • 11 Geirsgata
    • Reykjavík 101

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