Northern Lights on Viðey island
Viðey offers you change in pace for your Northern Lights expedition. The island is only a few min. sail from the heart of Reykjavik´s city centre, is dark and quiet and provides a great view of the city from a different angle.
Available: 1 October - 14 March / Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Duration: 1,5-2,5 hrs.
Stop by our ticket office in the Old Harbour and exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Our sales staff will direct you down the road to where you will meet our crew for the night. Spend only about 20 min. sailing from the city centre to Viðey, where the darkness and serenity of the island will greet you. The island itself is absent from artificial light (apart from a few lamp posts) throughout the majority of the island and has been uninhabited since the 1950´s, making it a mysterious and interesting place to visit.
You can enjoy the scenery, nature, history and culture of the island on our evening stroll in search of the natural phenomenon we call the Northern Lights. Photographing the art work or buildings of the island with the Northern Lights in the background adds that something special to your pictures - it could either be the stunning blue light from the Imagine Peace Tower, the oldest stone building in Iceland or even yourself! The island also provides incredible platforms for a 360° panoramic of the capital city, Imagine Peace Tower, the island itself, mountain ranges and some of the oldest buildings in Iceland.
For your enjoyment, this tour is weather dependent. We recommend wearing good sturdy shoes and all-weather clothing as the temperatures and wind speed can change quickly.
- 2:00 hours
- Hot tip
- Dress warmly and don't be shy to also put on our warm overalls!
- Excellent guidance
- Warm cottage
- Cozy seating area
- Toilet facilities
Northern Lights on Viðey Island sets off from Reykjavík's Old Harbour. Each day we check weather reports and aurora activity forecast to get an idea of the situation out there and make a decision on whether or not to run the tour based on that. Viðey provides great platforms for an evening stroll and late night photography.