Northern Light Cruise Deluxe via Harpa Yachts
Join Harpa Yachts for a cozy evening cruise from Reykjavík Old Harbour in search of the natural phenomenon called Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis.
On this approximately 2-2.5 hour 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 were 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 passenger to enhance customer satisfaction. On board you will find information and educational multimedia about the Northern Lights.
Season: September 15th.-May 15th / May 15th-April 20th
Availability: Daily Departures*
Departure: 21:00 PM* / 22:00 PM*
Duration: 2-2,5 hours
Location: Reykjavík Old Harbour
Ægisgarður / Suðurbugt, 101 Reykjavík
- Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis
- Luxury Yacht Cruise
- Reykjavík City Lights
- Faxaflói Bay
- Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre
- Sun Voyager
- Imagine Peace Tower
- Limited Availability
- Only up to 35 passengers
- Café & Souvenirs – Bar & Refreshments
- Experienced Crew
- Inside Seating Area
- Luxury Yacht Cruise
- Free WIFI
- Warm Blankets
- Informative Media Onboard
- Stable & Reliable
- Pickup Service Available
Terms and conditions
These tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We recommend to dress in warm clothes as the weather can change quickly. If you join the tour and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join us on the next available departure.
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Bookings & Payments
Seats cannot be guaranteed unless reserved or booked at least 1 hour before scheduled departure time.
Tours and services are subject to currency fluctuation and conditions of cooperative contractors that may provide transportation and other services.
Discount for children
Harpa Yachts offer special discount fares for children accompanied by adults.
Pick up and drop off
Pick up for tours is operated throughout the city centre up to 30 minutes before tour departure. Please be in front of your hotel or in the lobby for pick up.
Drop off starts after indicated arrival time. Please note that drop off locations may not be directly in front of your hotel/guesthouse dictated by actual conditions (e.g. narrow streets, coach size, roadworks etc.).
Harpa Yachts reserve the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for losses or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departure of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, war or other causes outside the control of Harpa Yachts. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveler.
Reservations can be cancelled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure will be charged full price.