Day 2. Northern Lights hunt by Boat
Enjoy the delicious and plentiful breakfast at the hotel. The day is yours to spend as you like. Please make sure you sure you are in the hotel lobby for pick-up for the Northern Lights by boat tour (20:00 pick up for 2 Nov – 14 Mar departures; 21:00 for 15 Mar – 15 Apr departures).
Hunting for the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience! Start by viewing the beautifully-lit city skyline as you sail from Reykajvik. Within only 15 – 30 minutes, you‘ll be in prime northern lights viewing areas. Spotting the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget! The boat is not restricted by roads, so it can travel easily to great viewing areas.
The boat is perfectly designed for northern lights viewing. Overalls are provided on-board to keep you nice and warm on the deck as you listen to what the guide has to say about the lovely colours dancing in the sky. There is also a lounge area in the boat where you can relax and warm up with hot drinks and refreshments (not included). Free wi-fi is also provided on the boat so you can share pictures of your experiences with your friends. Throughout the tour you can also view an original Northern Lights video, full of interesting facts and folklore about the auroras. The tour is about 2.5–3 hours, based on northern lights viewing conditions. Transfer back to your hotel afterwards.
Overnight at your hotel in ReykjavíkIncluded:
Northern Lights Boat tour with pick-up/drop-off at your hotel.
Daily at 21:00 from 1 November 2016 – 14 March 2017 (Hotel pick-up starts at 20:00)
Daily at 22:00 from 15 March – 15 April 2017 (Hotel pick-up starts at 21:00).
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours (depending on northern lights circumstances)Important:
Please dress well for cold winter weather. Dress in layers and wear gloves, cap, scarf and good, wind and waterproof outerwear. Please also wear good winter footwear.Please note:
This tour is subject to weather conditions, and northern lights sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled but aurora conditions are favourable, you will be offered a replacement northern lights tour by bus, plus a chance to join the boat tour the next available day.
If the tour does not operate at all (boat or bus) during your stay due to unfavourable weather conditions, you can exchange your ticket/voucher for one of the following options*:
• A Whale Watching Tour
• A luxurious 3-course menu at Kopar, one of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavik
• Or a full refund. (*All options are equal or greater in value to northern lights boat tour