Water activity

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

4.4 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Harpa Yachts

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

Activity provider: Harpa Yachts
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From US$ 77.62 US$ 58.22 per person

Experience a miracle of Mother Nature on an evening cruise from Reykjavík Old Harbor in search of the Northern Lights ("Aurora Borealis"). Along the way, see the stunning Harpa Concert Hall.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Icelandic, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • Take a luxury yacht cruise into Faxa Bay
  • Enjoy the lights of Reykjavik from a different perspective
  • Cruise along the beautiful coastline of Reykjavik and get a closer look at the islands in Faxa Bay
Full description

Sail along the beautiful coastline of Iceland from Reykjavik Old Harbor and then head out to Faxa Bay to experience the city lights from a different perspective. Step aboard a luxury yacht for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The main objective of your tour is to get away from the lights to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the darkness of the ocean! Climate conditions permitting, see the natural phenomenon caused when particles from the sun hit the earth’s atmosphere to create a stunning choreography of lights in the sky. Get your cameras ready for some spectacular photo opportunities - the vessel is very stable, making it very convenient when taking photos. You will also find information and educational multimedia information about the Northern Lights aboard the boat.  Your experienced crew will keep an eye out for Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route to take. Sit back and enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small islands of Faxa Bay, including the island of Vioey where Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower lights up the night sky from October 9 to December 8 (and on a few other days of the year). See the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center with its distinctive colored glass façade inspired by the basalt landscape from a different angle. Marvel at The Sun Voyager ode to the sun statue by Jón Gunnar Árnason and the famous house of Höfði where an agreement was signed in 1986 to end the Cold War.   Escape the crowds and benefit from a luxury yacht cruise with fewer passengers, as group sizes are limited to enhance customer satisfaction and create a more intimate experience. If it gets chilly, wrap up in the warm blankets provide and enjoy hot drinks or refreshments that can be bought from the bar while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear.

Includes
  • Luxury yacht cruise
  • Experienced crew
  • Inside seating area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Warm blankets
  • Informative media on board
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Ægisardur 5G, the last one in the row of sales offices.

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    Important information

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    • Please remember to dress warmly
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 33 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    Very nice squad of captain and the other guy they really help us for have the best experience,we have been lucky to see northern lights the only thing is that we been unlucky for the weather all week,so aurora was not that much clear. But very nice experience you can also drink alcohol or have hot chocolate.

    February 25, 2022

    The trip was great especially as we got to see the northern lights. The yacht is comfy with drinks available the only reason i didn’t score this excellent is because whilst we were notified when you left and as we arrived back there wasn’t much by way of commentary regarding the northern lights, what causes them etc especially for those people that might not have known. It’s minor but it’s sometimes the little things…

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    January 6, 2022

    We highly recommend this event, what a fantastic choice for our adventures.father and son buisness that made us feel very welcome, really friendly and very informative. The yacht was perfect, a highly luxurious seating area inside, and a seating area at the top on the top deck. They took you out to the best spot to get further away from light pollution and once we stopped, about 10 minutes after finding our spot, the northern light appeared and continued to get better throughout our sightings for us! Absolutely fantastic! Would highly recommend!

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    February 29, 2020

    Product ID: 87488