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Join this exciting evening cruise from Reykjavík harbour on a hunt for the magical Northern Lights. At sea, away from the city’s light pollution, is the ideal place to experience this phenomenon. The vessel has a few outdoor viewing decks offering a 360° panoramic view and a warm café and bar inside. The guides are amazing and can tell you everything about the Auroras. They also take photos during the tour which you can request by email when you’re back home.
The Northern Lights occur when charged particles from a solar flair penetrate the earth’s magnetic field and collide with molecules in our atmosphere. They can appear in different colours but green and white are the most common ones to see and sometimes purple and blue. The Auroras can dance and twirl at high speed around the night sky or fade slowly in and out. As this is a natural phenomenon there’s never a guarantee to see them, but if the conditions are right; a clear sky, darkness and solar activity, the chances are very high.
After collecting your ticket at the ticket office your crew will welcome you at the visiting centre which is an old fishing vessel permanently moored in the harbour. From there you head to the Aurora cruise vessel. Feel free to borrow an insulated suit to keep extra warm but don’t forget your mittens and hats as it can get chilly at night out on sea. This tour is more likely to go ahead when tours on land cancel as experience shows that out on sea the clouds tend to clear up and and open a gateway to the most beautiful Northern Lights. We also know you might not have much time in Iceland so why not give it a go if conditions are right. Your guides have years of experience hunting for the Auroras at Faxafloi bay. Keeping close to shore and smaller islands not only ensures a smooth sailing but also good distance from the city lights. If there are no Auroras to be seen, you can book the same tour another day free of charge or get a voucher which is valid for 2 years and allows you to go as many times as you like until you see the magic.
Due to the nature of not standing on solid ground, the photos you take tend to be a bit blurred as you can see. If you’re looking for a Northern Light tour which is more suitable for photography, then we recommend you grab your camera and tripod and book the Northern Lights tour in a minibus
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