This "extra" experience takes guests on a boat ride to find the fabled Northern Lights, in addition to providing admission to the "Whales of Iceland Exhibition" in Grandi. if you're looking for a family-friendly experience in Iceland, this tour is the one for you.
Sail out from Reykjavík in search for the beautiful Aurora Borealis! It only takes us 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. Enjoy the peace and quiet out in Faxaflói Bay.
An expert guide will explain the scientific facts about this natural phenomenon, share stories and myths from different cultures around the world, and answer any questions you might have during the tour. It is never guaranteed that the lights will show on the night - however if you don't see them you get a complimentary ticket to try again.
Our boats are spacious with warm indoor seating areas, an onboard bar and plenty of space for everyone outside of our viewing decks to gaze into the night sky. We will provide all passengers with free usage of warm overalls to keep cozy and warm on winter nights.
Now here 's the extra!
Sometimes we will have to postpone the northern lights due to cloudy skies, but we won't let you down - we have another activity all planned out for our passengers on their booked night!
We head out to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Grandi, just minutes away from the harbor area. Our guide will greet everyone and take them into the wonderful world of the giant whales, where they will be able to view full-sized models and try out some fun & interactive technology!
Towards the end of the exhibition our passengers will then be taken into a movie hall where they will be shown a 25-minute video of the dancing northern lights, full of beautiful imagery, facts, and stories. Our guide will explain in further detail and answer any questions.
We will finish the night with a drink on the house at the on-site café, where passengers will also get the opportunity to explore the exhibition further.