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Northern lights luxury yacht cruise in Reykjavik

Free cancellation
Duration: from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Combine a hunt for the northern lights with a cruise along the Reykjavik coastline

Experience the Aurora Borealis in true luxury style

Enjoy the clean ocean breeze and observe the city from a different perspective

See famous sights, sculptures and small islands from the water

What to expect

This tour combines a hunt for the northern lights with a cruise along the beautiful coastline of Reykjavik. You will be able to enjoy the clean ocean breeze and gaze at the starry night sky as you wait for the aurora, all while observing the city from a different perspective.

Throughout the cruise you will have the chance to see some interesting sights such as the art sculpture Sun Voyager, a dream boat and an ode to the sun. You will also see the famous house Höfði where the agreement to end the Cold War was signed in 1986. On the way, you will pass some small islands in Faxa bay such as Viðey where the "Imagine Peace Tower" by Yoko Ono lights up the night sky from the 9th of October until the 8th of December.

The experienced crew will keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis activity in order to find the best route towards the lights. When particles from the sun hit earth’s atmosphere it creates a bright light with colors fluctuating in hues of green, red and at times purple, a truly magical sight. If it gets chilly you can wrap a warm blanket around you or purchase a hot beverage from the shop on board. You will also 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 addition, the new interior was refitted in 2019, giving you the chance to experience the northern lights in a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Staff have their temperatures checked regularly

Contactless payment is available for tips and extras

Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19

What’s included

Experienced crew

Luxury yacht cruise

Warm blankets

WiFi onboard


Harpa Yachts ticket office, Ægisgarður, Reykjavík Old Harbour, Reykjavík 101, Iceland

Meeting point:

You can start your experience at the Harpa Yachts ticket office located at the Reykjavik Old Harbour


  • Tour availability: September - April
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before activity starting time


Snekkjan ehf - Harpa Yachts

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Maximum tour capacity: 35 people
  • Please dress according to season as it might be chilly out at sea, especially during the winter months
  • This tour is accessible for those with limited mobility or limited eye sight
  • Even though it is hard to get a good focused photo of the Auroras on a moving vessel, you are still recommended to bring your camera and tripod with you as sometimes the conditions allow for a great photo moment