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Hot Tubs and Northern Lights Cruise

150

*This experience runs daily between 04 February & 22 April 2019  
*This experience will last for 2.5 hours approximately

2.5 hours Enjoying Dancing Lights in Total Silence

Visiting 1 country: Iceland

 

The Northern Lights, Reykjavik City Lights and Yoko Ono’s Peace Tower—see them in a remarkable way from the electric-powered schooner Opal.

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Description

On board the guides will share interesting tales of the past while you enjoy the view of nearby islands and legendary lighthouses. Assist the crew with the rigging, enjoy delicacies prepared by the onboard chef, have a beer in the on-deck hot tub or sip a glass of wine by the fireplace below deck.

If you are looking for things to do in Reykjavík at night there is nothing like taking a silent-running boat tour. Experience Reykjavík Iceland from the sea, enjoy hypnotic movements of the lights and—dare we say—maybe even turn off your phone for a while.

See you at the docks!

Additional information

Country

Iceland

Duration

Less than 1 Day

Travel Style

INTO THE WILD: ACTIVE/NATURE, PHASE OUT: RELAXATION/SPIRITUAL

Inclusions

Included:

  • Professional guide
  • Hot and rich soup with warm bread
  • Coffee/Cocoa/Tea/Water

At your disposal for no additional charge:

  • Super warm overalls/floating suits
  • Raincoats
  • Cozy blankets
  • On deck hot tub
  • Fireplace and dining room
  • WiFi
  • Sound system

For purchase onboard:

  • Soft drinks and other beverages
  • Authentic North Sailing merchandise

 

No guarantees for seeing the Northern Lights.

highlights & Encounters

  • The Northern Lights – A Great Way to See Them if They Appear
  • Reykjavik City Lights – From a Unique Point of View
  • Imagine Peace Tower – Get Closer to Yoko Ono’s Vision*
  • The Islands of Faxaflói Bay – Lit Up With History and Folklore
  • The Nearby Lighthouses – Tales of Fishing, Life and Death

*select dates decided by Yoko herself

The electric-powered sailboat Opal

Sailing on the Eco-friendly sailboat Opal is an experience that leaves no one untouched.

Bringing together the best of both worlds; Opal has an authentic charm and feel while driven by an award winning hybrid-electric engine.

Now is your chance to experience sailing onboard this beautiful and unique vessel.

Join one of our daily evening tours from the harbor, right off Reykjavik City Center.

Environmental Policy

Our partners have from the beginning put weight on environmental protection and careful behavior towards the marine wildlife. They are committed to acquiring knowledge on the environmental impact of their operations and to reducing any impact.

They have adopted an active environmental policy based on the idea of sustainable development. They operate with respect for the environment to ensure the long-term protection of natural and cultural resources in fair and viable way.

They are active partners of Festa – the Icelandic Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, and have declared their participation in the Responsible tourism incentive project. The project´s purpose is to maintain Iceland´s status as optimal future destination for tourists by supporting sustainability for future generations of the nation.

Their goals are as follows:

Demonstrate exemplary behavior and respect for nature. 

  • Making their whole fleet run on renewable energy by 2030.
  • Maintaining the best available pollution control when renewing and maintaining equipment.
  • Ensuring the best possible encounter, both for animal welfare and passenger enjoyment.
  • The speed of the boats has been moderated to reduce energy consumption, to decrease the noise for the passengers and to minimize the disturbance on the whales.
  • Increasing development, understanding, and awareness of appropriate practices when watching cetaceans.
  • Training their employees and making their customers aware of their environmental policy and by providing information on how they can participate.
  • Sorting and reducing garbage that is produced within the company.
  • Implementing measurable goals regarding environmental issues in order to survey the company´s environmental performance and status.
  • Reducing CO2 emissions from their fleet by planting trees.
  • Promoting sustainable development with reduced use of raw materials, recovery, and re-use.
  • By opposing whale killing and supporting the protection of endangered species.
  • They promote “Meet Us Don´t Eat Us,” campaign that aims to inform and educate tourists about few key facts regarding whale meat consumption and gain their support to protect whales by ending commercial whaling.

Ensure the safety of guests and treat them courteously

  • They aim to continually improve training strategy of their staff.
  • By performing annual risk assessments.
  • They have active response strategy´s and train their staff at first aid and maintain that training every two years.
  • All boats and facilities are well maintained and licensed to operate.
  • Everybody on their crew are licensed to sail and operate their ships.

Respect the rights of employees

  • Staff interviews are conducted annually.
  • Employees can contact a confidant within the company regarding rights and safety.
  • By implementing education on rights into training process of new staff.
  • They strive to create work environment that supports and increases job satisfaction.

Have a positive impact on the local community

  • Supporting researchers from the University of Iceland, don’t hesitate to inquire them about their work if you see them on board the boats.
  • Choosing local suppliers when possible.
  • By participating in projects that aim to improve awareness regarding nature and wildlife.