The night was perfect. There was only a sliver of the moon showing so it was perfectly dark for viewing stars and showers of green light. The girl narrating from the bridge was very knowledgable about the night sky and the man reciting the poem was delightful! We all were very blessed to be there!!
My tour was nothing short of spectacular! We went very late in the season and were not expecting to see any lights. Turns out we saw lights from the beginning to the end of our tour. The stories, poems, and songs were an additional bonus. I highly recommend this your to anyone who goes to Iceland!
You're at the mercy of Mother Nature on this one...but we lucked out and saw a great show! The tour operators were great - just be sure to get there early to get a good seat on the top deck! It gets crowded.
Our Cruise was cancelled the first night but there was no problem to move it for other day or get the money back, so we moved for the next night, we had a fantastic time. It's worth going at this Cruise. It's something you have to see for yourself :
We were very luck to see the Northern Light display as soon as the boat left the harbor far enough.
These tours, like everything we did in Reykjavik, were really well organized and friendly. The boats provide coveralls to keep you warm - these are 1 very needed and 2 in good condition - make sure you wear plenty of layers as well though.
The trip only runs if there's at least some chance you'll see lights. We got super lucky and went out on a night when there was a truly awesome northern lights show. Obviously, there's nothing anyone can do to guarantee you get to see them, but I really got the impression that effort was being made to ensure we got the best possible experience.
Fantastic trip. Very cold but definitely worth it as saw a wonderful display of the aurora borealis. You have an option of a larger boat which is a bit slower but more comfortable or a smaller boat which is faster. Warm coveralls to help with the cold and a snack bar on both means you can keep warm with a hot cup of something wet. We selected the smaller boat which was faster and fun when they sped up on the way back. Definitely a must when in Iceland.
We saw the Northern Lights!!!! So amazing. We really enjoyed the cruise. Totally worth the wait and the cold. However, it may be a bit difficult to take nice pictures with a standard camera as the boat moves a lot with the waves. So, if you are there for the pictures, maybe the bus tour is more recommendable.
Even though it was spitting with rain, and incredibly cloudy, we managed to see the lights! The boat trip itself was fun being able to speed away from the distance of Reykjavik's lights and over into darkness. The lady operating the tour was lots of fun! She kept us entertained whilst waiting for any sign of the lights.
We couldn't be happier with this tour. After a few nights of cancellation due to cloudy weather, we finally had a 'go' for the trip. We saw amazing colors with moving lights. It was a sight we won't forget.
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