Northern lights by boat with replacement activity
Activities

Northern lights by boat with replacement activity

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Maximize your chances of viewing the magical northern lights
  • Enjoy a replacement activity if the tour is postponed due to weather conditions
  • Receive a complimentary ticket for the northern lights boat tour on the next available date
What to expect

Sail out from Reykjavík in search of the beautiful Aurora Borealis! It only takes you 10-15 minutes to sail into the dark, away from the light pollution from the city, to a perfect location for viewing the magical northern lights and starry sky.

An expert guide will explain the scientific facts about this natural phenomenon, and answer any questions you might have during the tour. It is never guaranteed that the lights will show, however, if you don't see them you get a complimentary ticket to try again. In addition, this tour offers you a replacement activity in case the tour has to be postponed.

Head out to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Grandi, just minutes away from the harbor area. Your guide will take you into the wonderful world of the giant whales, where you will be able to view full-sized models and try out some fun and interactive technologies.

Towards the end of the exhibition, you will then be taken into a movie hall where you’ll see a 25-minute video of the dancing northern lights, full of beautiful imagery, facts and stories. Finish the night with a drink on the house at the on-site café, where you’ll also get the opportunity to explore the exhibition further.

Now - the best part is yet to come: all passengers will also receive a complimentary ticket for the northern lights boat tour on the next available date! (included in the price!)

The boats are spacious with warm indoor seating areas, an onboard bar and plenty of space for everyone outside on our viewing decks to gaze into the night sky. You will be provided with free usage of warm overalls to keep cozy and warm on winter nights.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided boat tour
    • Warm overalls (overalls also available in children’s sizes!)
    • Wireless internet on board
    • Café/bar and souvenir shop
    • Alternative activity: Guided Northern Lights and Whales Exhibition with a drink
    • 25 min northern lights video
    • Complimentary ticket for Northern Lights by Boat (on the next available date)
    Reduced price
    • Children 7-15 years
    • Children under 7 years old: free
    Where

    Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    Tour starts from the local operator Special Tours office in Geirsgata 11.

    What to remember
    • When buying this ticket, you are guaranteed a night of fun no matter what happens – this ticket is therefore non-refundable
    • If you go on the northern lights boat tour on the booked night your ticket is fully utilized and you are not entitled to a trip to the museum on other nights
    • If the northern lights boat tour is canceled you will automatically be booked on the museum tour and then also have a chance to join the boat tour at the next available date (30 day rescheduling period)
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    When
    • Please see the calendar for updated time and date availability
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    Provider
    Special Tours Wildlife Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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