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Videy Island and Northern Lights Tour – From Reykjavik

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (7-15)
    • Infant (0-6)
from US$ 78.03 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful island of Viðey, a 20-minute sail from Reykjavik
  • Search for the magical Northern Lights with the help of a guide
  • Admire the Imagine Peace Tower designed by Yoko Ono and take in the oldest church in Iceland
  • Enjoy pleasant walks and fantastic views
  • Overview

    Enjoy an evening excursion to the lovely island of Viðey from Reykjavik and hunt for the spectacular Northern Lights against the backdrop of the impressive architecture found in this quiet island.

    Accompanied by an expert guide, explore the village buildings and historical monuments and take in brilliant panoramic views of Reykjavik city from viewing platforms. Search for the elusive auroras and gaze at the constantly changing lights.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Oct - 24 Apr: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    With transfers: 2.5 hours
    Without transfers: 1.5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    You may either choose a hotel pick up or make your own way to the Old Harbour

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point


    To begin your Viðey Island tour, you can either choose to be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik or head straight to the Old Harbour. Viðey Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from the harbour.

    After reaching the island, you will explore with the help of a guide. See the stunning architecture and buildings of Viðey Island including the famous Yoko Ono installation, the Imagine Peace Tower and Richard Serra’s The Milestone Project. Viðey Island is also home to the oldest church in Iceland and Viðey House, the first building in the country to be built with stone.

    The main highlight of the tour is the chance to gaze at the spectacular Northern Lights with the backdrop of the island’s impressive buildings below. Enjoy the picturesque landscape as you take an evening stroll in search of the auroras. Take pictures against the magnificent auroras and buildings and enjoy brilliant 360-degree panoramic views of Reykjavik from the platforms scattered around the island.

    At the end of the tour, you will take a ferry back to Reykjavik and dropped back to the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English speaking Guide
    • Cozy seating area in the ferry
    • Toilet facilities on coach
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if option selected)


    • Accommodation
    • Meals
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    If no lights are seen on the tour we will offer you a complimentary ticket, valid for two years. But unfortunately there will be no refund.

    The tour is weather dependent, so if the weather is too rough we might have to cancel the tour.

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this tiem no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear and warm clothing including; thermals, hat, scarf and gloves. Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and unpredictable, so remember to bring patience and optimism with you.