Whales & Northern Lights & Aurora exhibition

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Whales & Northern Lights & Aurora exhibition

18.900 ISK
Teenagers 16-18 years 17.900 ISK
Youth 7-15 years 8.950 ISK
Children 6 years 1.000 ISK
Kids 0-5 years FREE

NOTE: You should schedule to be at our Whale Watching and Northern lights departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
Tickets can be bought at the booking panel on the webpage and you also can buy tickets at our departure zones.

More information

Magnify your experience with a combo tour! 
It is perfect combination if spending whole day in Reykjavík. During the day join Whale Watching tour and visit Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition and at night take a cruise to hunt for the natural phenomenon which is Northern Lights.
Whale watching tour starts at 9:00* and 13:00/14:00* and will last for two up to three hours.
We sail into Faxafloi bay in search of Minke and Humpback whales, Dolphins and Harbor porpoises. On this tour you will also experience the spectacular views of the mountains and islands around Reykjavik as well as the wonderful bird life. On board we have warm overalls, heated spacious indoor cabins, a nice bar and free wi-fi. After that you’ll have time ashore to get yourself ready for the northern lights frenzy. The second part starts at 21:00/22:00 and lasts 2-2,5 hours.
Experience the Northern Lights like never before. You would like to head out on an adventure that will leave you feeling breathless, and we want to give you the opportunity to do just that. We would like to take you on an experience that you will remember forever, guiding you on a Northern Lights tour by sea in Iceland.
It’s a unique experience to see the Northern lights from sea. You can relax in a nice atmosphere in our warm overalls and enjoy snacks and refreshments available on board.  
With this trip you will have the entrance to the Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition, where you will learn everything there is to know about Northern lights.  
Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition is just 10 min walk from city center and can be visited at anytime during opening hours. 
Stroll through the interactive exhibition and discover history and secrets about the world’s most stunning natural phenomenon. See magnificent aurora displays captured all over Iceland and projected onto a 7-meter wide screen in 4K quality in the northern Lights Theater and get your camera ready for your unique photo of the Northern Lights: we’ll assist you with the right settings and teach you how to capture the Aurora. 
Whale Watching & Northern Lights cruise: 
If there are no sightings on the tour you can join another tour for free, on the next available day.
Please note: Whale Watching and Northern Lights are natural activity governed by the laws of the weather. If the trip is cancelled due to bad weather, this part of the COMBO tour ticket is refunded, if tour was not joined before or you can change your reservation to next available day. 
Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year Northern Lights and Whale Watching trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.

If the boat tour (part of combo) is cancelled on our behalf but purchased ticket includes the admission to Aurora Reykjavik exhibition, full price for the Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition admission will be charged and difference in prices with your combo ticket will be refunded.

Tour details

snowflakeSeasonAll year
clockDuration7 hours
steering-wheel Departures9:00 / 13:00 - 14:00 / 21:00 - 22:00

Whale Watching:

  • January – May & 16 September – December: 13:00
  • June – 15 September: 14:00
  • March – 15 November: 9:00

Whale Watching tour last for:

Winter – approx. 3-3,5 h

Summer (1.06-15.09) – approx. 2 – 2.5h at 9:00 & 14:00 – 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 harbour would be shorter.

Northern Lights by boat

  • September : 22:00
  • October – 14 March: 21:00
  • 15 March – 15 April: 22:00

Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition

Grandagardur 2
101 Reykjavík
Open daily:
9:00 – 21:00


What’s included

Whale watching and Northern Lights tours:

  • Experienced, friendly and professional guides
  • Warm floatation overalls!
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Seasickness tablets available
  • Sold on board: Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off available for extra charge

Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition:

  • Audio guides available in 13 languages
  • Free Coffee at the shop
  • Free Wi-Fi

* All of our tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions.
If there are no sightings on the tour use tour ticket to join us on the next available day.
Please check the tour status before arrival on our homepage in DAILY DIARY.

Pick up options

Please let us know if you want us to pick you up at your hotel.

  • Adults: 2.200 ISK
  • Teenagers 16-18 years: 2.200 ISK
  • Youth 7-15 years: 1.100 ISK
  • Children 6 years: FREE
  • Kids 0-5 years: FREE

Disclaimer for pick ups

Pick-ups must be booked with a minimum of one hour before the tours departure time, all pick-ups booked after that will be discarded.

Pickup service is available only for the Whale Watching tour and Northern Lights tour.

Pre-booked pickup service DO NOT apply to Aurora Reykjavik Exhibition transfer 

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