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Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Tour

1. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Tour

See the incredible northern lights from the panoramic decks of a luxurious yacht. This tour is perfect for those looking for an awe-inspiring experience watching the celestial display of the aurora borealis. Meet your captain and crew at Reykjavik's Old Harbor, where you'll board the luxury yacht. You will sail among the small islands in Faxafloi Bay and along the coast of Reykjavik before the yacht begins to sail away from the lights of the city. This will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the northern lights to the fullest. The panoramic triple deck area allows every passenger to enjoy the breathtaking colors of the Aurora, and to capture some amazing photos of the green, pink, and white lights. The tour is conducted in a small group, so your experience will be both personal and memorable. Don't worry if there is rain or wind, as the decks are partially covered to provide shelter from the elements. If you wish to stay inside during the trip, you will find a lovely bar and lounge area inside where you can relax in comfort. If the lights do not show up, the captain and crew will still make sure that your journey is enjoyable. You will be given the chance to taste Icelandic delicacies such as shark, dried fish, and brennivin, the local liquor. 

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Reykjavik: Whale Watching Excursion

2. Reykjavik: Whale Watching Excursion

Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of the island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. The peak season for whale watching extends from April to October, but of course the ocean is always full of magical creatures and you never know what you might see. This boat trip gives you the unique opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. Whale Watching tour last for: Winter - approximately 3 - 3.5 hours Summer (1.06-15.09) - approx. 2 - 3 hours at 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM- will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same just sailing to that point and back to harbor would be shorter.

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Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

3. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Luxury Yacht Cruise

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. Climb 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.

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New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise

4. New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise

Sail away from Reykjavik´s Old Harbor with experienced sailors and witness the amazing and legendary Fireworks Display in Reykjavik from the sea ! You will leave the harbur at 11 pm aboard a comfortable vessel and return to land around half an hour after midnight. Being out at sea allows you to see all the fireworks over the city : a spectacular show. You will receive a complimentary glass of champagne right before midnight and you will celebrate the New Year together from the sea. Find a spot in the cozy indoor saloon or on the open-air deck. Then, enjoy the views over the glittering lights of Iceland's capital as your boat cruises out into Faxaflói Bay. After the tour you will be dropped off in the heart of city so you can continue enjoying the night in Reykjavík.

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From Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo

5. From Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo

Look for whales and other marine animals in their natural environment on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik. Get the chance to spot minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. The peak whale watching season is April to October, but sightings are possible all year round. Get breathtaking views of the coast of Iceland as you cruise. Then, escape the city lights in the evening to find the best site to see the Northern Lights. Climb aboard for a 2-hour cruise and keep cozy in the heated indoor bar, or put on provided warm overalls to look at the stars from the outdoor deck. Whale Watching: January - May & 16 September - December: 1:00 PM June - 15 September: 2:00 PM March - 15. November: 9:00 AM Whale Watching tour last for: Winter - approx. 3-3.5 hours Summer (1.06-15.09) - approx. 2 - 3 hours at 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM - will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same but sailing there and back to harbor will be quicker. Northern Lights: 1 - 30 September: 10:00 PM 1 October - 14 March: 9:00 PM 15 March - 15 April: 10:00 PM

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Reykjavík: 2-Hour Northern Lights Cruise

6. Reykjavík: 2-Hour Northern Lights Cruise

The stage is set to experience one of nature’s most magnificent phenomenon on this tour of the Northern Lights in Iceland, starting with an informative talk before boarding the Elding II in Reykjavik Harbor. Docked just a few steps from the meeting point, where you can watch time lapse videos and look at images and information boards about the lights, Elding II boasts a nice heated lounge where you can sit down to enjoy light refreshments, or head out to the viewing platform wrapped up in the provided warm overalls. Settle down for Mother Nature to start her tricks as your guide keeps you well informed and calls out once the Northern Lights begin. Of course, nothing in nature is guaranteed, but the expert guide and captain will always check the weather and forecast before the tour to optimize your chances of a view. With the glow of the city in the background, set out in search of the spectacle from the darkness of Faxaflói Bay. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see them swirling and dancing across the sky in dramatic shapes, colors, patterns, and sizes.

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Reykjavik: Premium Whale and Puffin Watching Evening Tour

7. Reykjavik: Premium Whale and Puffin Watching Evening Tour

During bright Icelandic summer nights the Nordic midnight sun just seems endless. Therefore, an evening cruise is the ideal way to make the most of your day in Reykjavík while enjoying close-up views of whales, dolphins, puffins and more. As the whales never fully sleep, you can expect encountering the same wildlife on this express whale watching tour as on regular day tours. Just off the coast of Reykjavík, you can encounter some of the best whale watching in the world and during the summer time whales are seen in over 95% of the tours.  This unique whale watching tour is conducted in small RIB speedboats which are extremely stable boats with high performance abilities. The small yet powerful vessel is capable of reaching high speeds, allowing you to cover a larger area and get closer to the Faxaflói bay wildlife than you would in a classic boat. Hold on tight while your captain zips you out of the harbor and look out for some of the wildlife Iceland is famous for. Loop around the wind-beaten islands of the bay to see puffins in their natural habitat and then head out on the open water to scout out whales and dolphins and, hopefully, get some close-up views. After the tour, return to Reykjavík by ending the tour with a unique ride along the city’s shoreline offering magnificent views of the Sun Voyager sculpture and the glittering Harpa Concert Hall. Colorful fishing huts and bustling restaurants make up the cityscape in this part of town, alongside some thought-provoking attractions. If you were unlucky enough to not spot any whales, worry not, your captain will give you a complimentary ticket for another ride on the larger boats before you leave.

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2-Hour Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

8. 2-Hour Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Head away from the city lights for optimal views of the Northern Lights. Sail out of Reykjavik on this 2-hour cruise and enjoy incredible views of the city from the sea. Enjoy snacks and refreshments in a heated indoor bar, or put on the warm overalls and sit out on the deck to watch the stars and the light show. The Northern Lights are an unpredictable natural phenomenon, so if there are no sightings on the tour the booking number can be used to reschedule the trip. If the trip is canceled due to bad weather conditions, please contact the operator to reschedule on another day.

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Reykjavík: Midnight Sun Whale Watching Cruise

9. Reykjavík: Midnight Sun Whale Watching Cruise

Go whale watching under the beautiful midnight sun during Iceland's summer months of nearly 24-hour daylight. Admire the special glow of the evening sun reflecting off the waters of the North Atlantic as your English-speaking guide helps you to spot these magnificent creatures. Set sail from Reykjavík's Old Harbor at 9 PM on Rósin, a custom-built boat for whale watching tours in Iceland. Kit yourself out in included warm overalls to stay comfortable during your trip, and enjoy the boat's facilities, such as indoor and outdoor viewing decks, 2 restrooms, and a snack bar. Spend between 2-2.5 hours looking for whales with an experienced guide. The 4 most common species seen in Faxaflói Bay are humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and minke whales. Finally, return to the harbor just before midnight.

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What people are saying about Reykjavik

Sadly no northern lights due to many clouds. But the guide and captain were very nice and you could see they were hoping for some lights too. Some stories in between the waiting. Also happy early birthday to the captain (even tho he doesn't like it being mentioned). Even without lights a great experience, seeing the skyline behind you and the peacefulness of the sea.

The staff is so friendly and informative! They do make all efforts to make sure we would see the lights based on the forecast.

Very comfortable yacht and staff is very helpful and friendly. We didn’t see the northern lights, ass the night wasn’t clear

Saw a Minky Whale and some Dolphins, wife was sick, so that was entertaining.

Very professional and very friendly to absolutely recommend