Northern Lights Cruise

Cruise from Akureyri



The Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, are a natural phenomena typically seen on a dark but clear skied night. Green, purple, pink and white lights dance on the horizon frequently changing their shape and colour. It is perhaps natures most fascinating displays of artistry!

It’s dark, you’re outside and everything is quiet. A flicker of light in the sky grabs your attention. Pale and modest at first, soon intense and vibrant, transforming the dark sky into a mighty display of nature’s power. It’s hypnotic but perhaps strangest of all; there is complete silence, while cascades of green, yellow, violet and red dance across the sky in silent harmony. It is like a mighty symphonic ballet with muted sound.

This is a great way to experience the magic of the Northern Lights while you enjoy a comfortable journey aboard our newest addition to our boat fleet.


Season: September – April

Including: Expertly guided Northern Lights Cruise in Eyjafjord on a comfortable and fast ship.

Location of starting point: Whale Watching Akureyri (same house as Elding and Whale Safari) ticket office right beside Hof Cultural Center in downtown Akureyri, you can’t miss it!

Duration of trip: 2 hours.

Hotel pick up: Available for an additional fee. Akureyri is a small town so walking will be relatively easy.

Minimum pax: No minimum number of participants. If you are booked you are going!

Age limit: No minimum age for this activity.

Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean. Bring warm outdoor clothing like a wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended. If needed, we will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.


All sea tours and whale watching / wildlife trips are undertaken at the responsibility of its participants. Whale Watching Akureyri does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking our trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk that they assume by booking said activity.

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather and visibility. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible and offer you to rebook or get a full refund.