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Northern lights onboard a luxury yacht

Reykjavík, Iceland
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2 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Experience the Northern Lights aboard a luxury yacht during this 2-hour small-group excursion. Set sail from Reykjavik's Old Harbor to escape the light pollution of the city and get some of the best photo opportunities of the Aurora Borealis. Guests who don’t see the Northern Lights on their first trip can try again, at no extra cost, on the next available departure.
  • Watch the Aurora Borealis during this 2-hour tour aboard a luxury yacht
  • Escape the light pollution of Reykjavik for the best photo opportunities
  • Guests who don’t see the lights can take the next available departure
  • Enjoy a personalized experience during this small-group excursion


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Becca F
, Sep 2019
This tour was okay. I personally don't feel it was worth the money, for we stayed in the harbor really close to Reykjavik (so the city lights were still around us for 2 hrs). There were VERY faint "Northern Lights" which is why I believed we stayed there. I would have preferred if we had moved and moved away from the city. Lucky was awesome, and I wished we would have heard more from her. (She gave an intro and that was it.) Overall it was ehhh (not terrible and not good as well) - for I feel I could have seen the exact same thing from the harbor for free.
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us we really appreciate it! The main advantage of going where we (and the other companies) go is it is extremely sheltered so the water is flat calm. If we go further out to sea then no one could get a photo of the lights as you have to use a 2-5sec shutter speed and the boat moving would make it all blurry. That's so kind of you to mention Lucky, she is one of our expert whale watching guides and she got into Northern lights in a big way too last year, often it´s hard to stop her telling everyone her 'fun facts' about things, and she normally walks around chatting to people quietly during the NL tours rather than giving public talks on astronomy etc I am sorry she didn't get round to you! Thankyou once again for reviewing us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time here!
Amazing trip! I’d book again in a heartbeat!
, Sep 2019
We were told the Auroras had been elusive the nights before our tour, but the captain navigated our boat in to the perfect spot on the Greenland Sea and the Northern Lights danced across the sky. Don’t hesitate, a luxury yacht is the absolute best way to experience the Auroras! ♥️ The staff were wonderful, knowledgeable and so sweet!
Response from Host , Sep 2019
Oh gosh what a lovely review. Thankyou so much! We still find the aurora one of the most magical things to see. I am so glad you enjoyed it so much. All the best.
Amelia Rose yacht is the BEST!
, Mar 2019
I would recommend the Amelia Rose for Northern Lights and Whale Watching tours for all travelers to Iceland. The yacht is unique, the crew friendly and accommodating and the whole experience worth the price. We didn't see the Northern Lights on our scheduled tour and came back the next night. There was some light behind clouds on our second try, but not what we had expected. In fact, due to weather conditions, the Northern Lights didn't appear our six nights in Reykjavik. Nature cannot be controlled. Even though we didn't see the Northern Lights, the experience on the comfortable and warm yacht was fun in itself. Skip the big boats and enjoy the Amelia Rose!
Response from Host , Apr 2019
That is so sweet of you to say. As you say we have no control over nature but I am glad you had a pleasant time with us nonetheless. All the best.
Wonderful experience
, Jan 2019
We booked for Saturday but unfortunately owing to the weather our tour was rescheduled to the next day. We chose. This was a blessing because Sunday was glorious and the skies clear and Iceland beautiful.The tour starts at 9pm, and you board from 8.40pm - unless you are being transferred there I would find out in advance where you collect your final information and where the yacht will be docked. Thankfully, a taxi driver took pity on us walking round and drove us directly there the day before, so we knew where we were going. We would certainly have missed the tour had we not located the office in advance.The Captain and his assistant are lovely and the assistant super friendly and can get as technical as you desire. We were warmly welcomed and met the other tourists.The yacht is lovely and typical old Iceland money inside. We sailed along as far north as necessary and even moved round looking for the Northern Lights. We were offered blankets as it was freezing on deck, but you can wait inside until the Lights arrive. There are drinks available at very reasonable prices.We stayed out nearly three hours but didn't see the Lights but this didn't detract from a super tour with local and technical knowledge thrown in with oodles of laughs. Importantly, you are offered the opportunity to go out again the next day if you wish, so it may make sense booking early in your trip so you have the chance.Fantastic!

Product code: 59943P2

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