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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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All bookings made by September 9 include a complimentary entrance ticket to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum

See the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, from a comfortable boat on this unique cruise from Reykjavik. Leave Iceland’s coast to experience this natural phenomenon far away from the city lights. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you learn about the myths and scientific phenomena of the lights from your expert local guide.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour cruise from Reykjavik to see the northern lights
  • Hear myths and scientific explanations about aurora borealis from your expert guide
  • See the breathtaking natural phenomenon from the water, away from the city lights
  • Savor hot drinks (own expense) and enjoy complimentary warm coveralls

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What You Can Expect

Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik

Board a comfortable viewing boat and leave Reykjavik's coast toward Faxaflói Bay to begin your once-in-a-lifetime northern lights experience.

The northern lights (aurora borealis) create a natural light formation in the sky in the Arctic’s upper atmosphere, about 50 miles (80 km) high. The overwhelming appearance was named by the French philosopher Pierre Gassendi after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek god of the north wind, Boreas.

Your expert guide will tell you all about the fascinating and beautiful northern lights, including the folklore and superstition behind them, as well as the underlying scientific facts that make this magical light show possible. Admire the stellar lights from the luxurious and cozy viewing area and warm yourself up with complimentary hot coffee, tea and chocolate and light refreshments (refreshments on own expense).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Take advantage of the complimentary overalls in addition to dressing warmly. Overalls and boat are well maintained. Hotel pick up and return a good feature. Lucked out - smooth waters, clear skies and lots of Northern Lights activity. Good tour. Worth the effort and cost.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Hi
Unfortunately the tour did not go ahead due to cloud...could you process a refund as flew back the next day, many thanks

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