Quick info

Tour name: Reykjavík Northern Lights & Dinner

Age limit: For everyone

Duration: 5 hours

Physical rating: Easy

Drop off: Available in Reykjavík (Not included in price)

Departure time: 19:00

The tour commences at the local MAR Restaurant - a mere 5 minute walk from the city centre and about 50 metres from the Elding ticket office. Your table is typically booked 2 hours before the Northern Lights Cruise starts at 21:00. The meal consists of an Icelandic Cod and a choice between a glass of MAR house wine, beer or soda. After you've enjoyed your meal you can start heading down to Elding's ticket office and collect your Cruise tickets.

Our excellent crew will meet you down at our Visitor Centre, which is facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. At night it takes on a magical form with a multimedia northern lights show. The 10 minute show includes images, time-lapse footage and explains the science behind the northern lights.

The cruise will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search of the mystical phenomenon we call the Aurora Borealis, leaving behind the bright city lights of the capital Reykjavík. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience. Our open top viewing decks provide the perfect platform for witnessing the dazzling spectacle while our heated indoor lounge is a great place to take a break and warm up in between sightings.

Note that there is no pickup available for the dinner combo, but we do offer a drop off service for an additional fee (can be booked on arrival).

Included

  • Icelandic Cod and drink at MAR restaurant
  • 3hr. Northern Lights cruise
  • Excellent guidance
  • Multimedia show
  • Use of warm overalls
  • WiFi connection

What to bring

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)
  • Tripod for better camera stability (if taking photographs)

Good to know

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and unpredictable, so remember to bring patience and optimism with you.

If the northern lights are not seen on your tour you will be given a complimentary ticket, which is valid for two years.

Weather is a big factor for the northern lights cruises and we may have to cancel the tour.