Search for Aurora Borealis away from the city lights, on this thrilling winter cruise. Northern Lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Watching the lights constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience.
Hunting the auroras by boat gives you more comfort as we have heated inside areas, an onboard café and great 360° viewing platform for panoramic views. Our expert aurora guides help you enjoy the lights and cruise to the fullest by giving you information about the auroras as well as answering any questions you may have.
You can borrow one of our overalls to keep you warm, just remember to bring a hat and gloves. We will take you out into the dark blue yonder of Faxaflói bay in search for the mystical phenomenon that are the auroras; leaving behind the bright city lights of the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavík.
As the northern lights are a natural phenomenon we cannot guarantee that we will see them, but we are professional aurora hunters with years of experience searching for the lights around Reykjavík. If the lights fail to make an appearance we offer you to try again another day. You are free to go as many times as needed (within two years) to catch the show – at no extra cost!
Apotek Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel located in the very heart of Reykjavik’s most prestigious shopping, entertainment and cultural district. The historical building formerly housed the pharmacy Reykjavikur Apotek and is widely considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings in Reykjavik. Guðjón Samúelsson, former State Architect of Iceland, designed the building in 1917.
Guðjón built some of Iceland’s most renowned buildings such as the National theater building, Hotel Borg, Akureyrarkirkja church and Hallgrímskirkja church. Apotek Hotel offers 45 rooms, including eight Junior suites and a tower suite.
Kindly note that due to regulations by the City of Reykjavik, all coaches are banned from the city center area.
Your Hotel is applicable to this coach ban and therefore your pickup and dropoff for all transfers/excursions will be at a designated Bus Stop. Your hotel, Hotel Apotek, falls under Bus Stop 3 – Lækjargata. It is 220m from your hotel.
Please be ready at your bus stop at the pickup start time of each excursion/transfer noted in your itinerary,