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 1,5-2.5 hour tour we encounter many other interesting sights. We cruise along the beautiful coastline and enjoy the city lights from a different view!

When particles from the sun hit earth’s atmosphere it creates a bright light with colors fluctuating in hues of green to red to sometimes purple.

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.

We get to see Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall & 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 islands in Faxa bay (Faxaflói).  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 on board shop were we offer a selection of light refreshments. On board you will find information and educational multimedia about the Northern Lights.

This deluxe cruise offers a more personal service and less crowded scenery with fewer passengers.  In our tours we use two yachts, MY Harpa with interior refitted 2019 and MY Amelia, old style, but very nice interior. Both yachts have good outside areas to view the northern lights.

We recommend booking in advance, because we limit group sizes to enhance customer satisfaction.


Tour details

Duration: 2-2,5 hours

Location: Reykjavík Old Harbour
Ægisgarður / Suðurbugt, 101 Reykjavík

Please note:

  • Public transportation nearby
  • Animals or pets allowed
  • Accessible for those with limited mobility
  • Dress according to season and weather conditions
  • Guarantee: The northern lights are natural phenomenon and can be very unpredictable. If we do not see the lights you are welcome to join us again free of charge.

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event

What’s included

  • WiFi
  • Entry or admission fee
  • Luxury Yacht Cruise
  • Smaller Groups – Fewer Passengers
  • Bar & Café Onboard
  • Panoramic view – Inside Seating Area
  • 2-2,5 Hour Guided Tour
  • Experienced Crew
  • Free WIFI Onboard
  • Warm Blankets
  • Stable & Reliable Vessel

What do I need to bring?

  • Camera
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