Receive a free entrance ticket to the Aurora Reykjavik Museum with each Northern Lights Viewing Cruise ticket purchased
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.
- 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
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).
Great trip - make sure you put on the waterproof suits provided, keeps you nice and snug whilst on deck. Trip was from 9am until midnight, much more civilised than the coach tour, spoke to a couple who went out at 7.30pm and didn't get back until 1.30am!!
The experience was amazing! Within thirty minutes of arriving in the boat's selected spot to stop, we were viewing stunning Northern Light displays. They lasted about one hour. It was a tremendous tour.