Search for the northern light away from the city lights, on this thrilling winter cruise

The northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. You can find these conditions from September until the end of April in Reykjavík.
Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience.

The boat

Hunting the auroras by boat gives you more comfort as we have heated inside areas with an onboard café. Plus, a great 360° viewing platform for panoramic views!

By giving you information about the auroras, our expert aurora guides help you enjoy the lights and cruise to the fullest.
We even take pictures on the tour which you can request by email when you get back home!

For maximum warmth and comfort, you can borrow one of our overalls. Just remember to bring a hat and gloves.

Meet us at our ticket office by the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík, where you will exchange your pre-paid voucher for boarding tickets. Our expert guide will then greet you in our Visitor Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier.

The aurora hunt

We will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon that are the auroras. As we cruise, we will leave behind the bright city lights of the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík.

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon, therefore we cannot guarantee that we will see them.

As we know that you don’t have many days to search for the lights and that the weather can change in mere minutes, we want to maximise your chances! Therefore we will always confirm our tours, unless conditions at see are not adequate* for the cruise.

Our searching area is close to shores and around small islands, far enough away from city lights and therefore it is optimal for a smooth and comfortable sailing.

If the lights fail to make an appearance we do not refund the tour price. Instead, you will be offered to try again another day.
You are free to go as many times as needed (within two years) to catch the show – at no extra cost!

*Please note that for your enjoyment and safety, this tour is subject to conditions at sea and therefore it could get cancelled on short notice. We will do our best to notify you in good time.



Tour details

What’s included

  • Access to Visitor Centre
  • Use of warm overalls 
  • Excellent live guidance 
  • Assistance with photography
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Northern Lights guarantee (or try again for free)
  • Pictures taken by crew (if any)


  • Food & drinks
  • Bus fare
  • Pickup
  • Refreshments

What do I need to bring?

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)
  • Tripod for better camera stability (if taking photographs)

Cancellation policy

  • Refund if cancelled at least 1 day before the event