Northern Lights Expedition on Viðey island

Viðey island offers you change in pace for your Northern Lights expedition - this is possibly the most intimate and remote Northern Lights walking tour in Iceland!

Travel by ferry to the remote yet easily accessible island of Viðey, only 20 minutes by boat from the city centre. Take in the scenery, nature and history of the island as we walk around in search of the northern lights and optimal photography spots. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate while our expert guide assists you with capturing the auroras and surrounding landmarks. Learn about the Imagine Peace Tower and ask any questions that come to mind from the sights on the horizon to camera settings.

The tour has a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 20, so you are sure you have our guides full attention at all times. Explore and experience all that nature has to offer on this intimate, mysterious tour!

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2 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Excellent guidance and assistance with photography
    • Warm cottage with WC facilities and cozy seating area
    • Coffee / Hot Chocolate
    • Entry/Admission - Videy Island
    What's excluded :
    • Transportation to and from hotel
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Elding Whale Watching, AEgisgarour 5, Reykjavik 101 Iceland

    Meet our team at the Old Harbour and exchange your mobile (or printed) voucher for boarding tickets and board the ferry to Viðey island.

    Stop At: Videy Island, Reykjavik Iceland

    Learn about the history, art and nature of the island as you walk along the gravel paths up to Sjónarhóll hill where you have ample views of Reykjavík city.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Imagine Peace Tower, Kollafjorour Bay, Videy Island, Reykjavik 121 Iceland

    Learn about the Imagine Peace Tower and what it represents. Take photos and enjoy the tranquility.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Viðeyjarstofa, Reykjavík, Iceland

    Warm up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

    Stop At: Videy Island, Reykjavik Iceland

    If conditions are just right we might be able to spot the northern lights. Watching them dance across the night sky on this exclusive tour is a an experience you won't forget. Ask our guide for assistance with photography and feel free to ask questions from the science behind the lights to what you can see on the horizon.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Ægisgarður 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Departure Time :
    9:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear and warm clothing including; thermals, hat, scarf and gloves.
    • The tour is weather dependent, so if the weather is too rough we might have to cancel the tour. Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and unpredictable, so remember to bring patience and optimism with you.
    • Not recommended for travellers that have difficulties walking.
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Elding Whale Watching

Activity ID: V-7090P18

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