Kopar Fine Dining Dinner And Northern Lights Cruise From Reykjavik

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Overview

Savor dinner at Kopar, one of Reykjaviks top restaurants, and search for the Northern Lights by sea on this memorable evening experience. The fine dining restaurant is known for innovative dishes made from fresh, local ingredients, and features a boundary-pushing 9-course Adventure Menu, which is included in this package. Enjoy the selection of dishes designed to surprise your taste buds, and then take a Northern Lights cruise to look for the natural phenomenon in the sky.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Dinner included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Seasonal Offer

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On the day, make your way to the restaurant at Reykjavik Old Harbor. The cutting-edge restaurant is famed for its use of fresh, local Icelandic ingredients from the sea and land.

Order your drinks at own expense, and then enjoy your 9-course meal from the Adventure Menu. Made up of delicate creations that aim to surprise your taste buds, the menu is rarely ever the same, but you can expect specialities such as cod tongues in orly (beer-flavored dough) and redfish with mango. Read on for a sample menu.

After your meal, leave the restaurant and walk to the pier where your cruise boat awaits. Step aboard and cruise out to sea to look for the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis.

Enjoy views of illuminated Reykjavik and its mountainous backdrop as you cruise to a prime Northern Lights viewing spot, far from the citys lights. Scan the skies for the dancing ribbons of light, and learn about the science and Icelandic folklore associated with them from the onboard video and guided commentary. With a little luck, youll catch a spectacular display, although sightings cant be guaranteed.

After roughly 2.5 hours at sea, return to the harbor where your experience ends.

Sample Menu:Nine courses including dishes such as:
  • Cod tongues in orly with sherry- and garlic-flavored cream cheese and a lemon dip
  • Marinated scallops in their shells with scallop ceviche, dill cream and salmon roe
  • Redfish cooked two ways, served with snap peas, mango and peanut butter
  • Monkfish served with bacon, pesto, basil sauce and tempura broccoli
  • Lamb fillet with mushrooms, port and garlic, accompanied by mushrooms, potatoes and barnaise sauce
  • Daim bar cheesecake with raspberry sauce, Skyr (traditional Icelandic yogurt) sorbet and white chocolate
  • Warm caramel cake with peanuts, salted caramel ice cream, mascarpone cheese, white chocolate mousse and caramel sauce

Inclusions for Kopar Fine Dining Dinner And Northern Lights Cruise From Reykjavik

  • 9-course dinner from Kopar's Adventure Menu
  • 2.5-hour Northern Lights cruise
  • Use of warm coveralls on boat
  • Onboard commentary and video
  • Hotel Drop off after the Northern Lights

Exclusions for Kopar Fine Dining Dinner And Northern Lights Cruise From Reykjavik

  • Drinks at Kopar (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress warm as it gets cold in Iceland during the Northern Lights season

Please be sure to make a dinner reservation directly after booking this tour, allowing enough time for your meal before your cruise departs

Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The food was good- tasty and a variety of disges. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive. The boat ride was well organized and the narration was informative. Brace yourself though- I've never been colder in my life. They provide good coveralls, just make sure they don't run out of your size. Saw the lights even though it was close to the end of the season. Overall definitely recommend this combo tour. My only recommendation would be to make it a little easier to find the boat after the dinner.

  • Our first evening, we enjoyed a 9-course dinner at Kopar in the Old Harbor. Starters- Icelandic scallops ceviche with dill mayonnaise and wagame salad Cod tongues with sherry and garlic cream cheese and lemon dip and Duck spring rolls with date sauce and pear salad. Main courses- Baked ling with potatoes, cauliflower, and creamy white wine sauce Salted filet of Icelandic cod with butternut squash purée, quinoa salad, and mandarin sauce Icelandic filet of lamb with truffle mashed potatoes, Bernaise sauce, and mushroom and port purée. Desserts- Dalm cheesecake with skyr sorbet and raspberry sauce Caramel cake with lemon sorbet, Italian meringue, dulce de leche, and white chocolate mousse Skyr almond crème brulée with skyr pudding, apple compote, and blueberry sorbet.

    The Northern Lights are still a mystery!

  • Bad weather caused me to postphone the cruise from the schedulled day, but dinner went on as scheduled and was very good. A great introduction to Icelandic food traditions. So, two days later we had crystal clear weather and the cruise went off as scheduled. It was cold and I had good cold weather gear of my own, but the boat had survival suits available for those not so warmly dressed. The lights showed up late and the captian intentionally slowed our return to port, stretching the cruise out to over 3 hours to give us a maximum viewing experience. Well worth it. FYI Kopar is located right in the Old Harbor and the cruise office is just a few steps away, as is the boarding place for the boat. Very convenient.

  • The restaurant experience was superb. The food was excellent and the service along with the staff were exceptional.
    The cruise to watch the northern lights was good, but we did not see the lights. The company promised to credit us for another trip.

  • Excellent!

  • Disappointed that the lights did not provide a better display. We did see the lights on another day

  • Kopar fine dining was an explosion of flavors. Just awesome.
    Rebooked the cruise after first cancellation but it was cancelled again on January 1st.

  • This was an amazing experience. The whole fine dining experience in the Kopar restaurant was exceptional, the staff very attentive and every course superb. Even though we didn't get to see the Northern Lights the boat was brilliant, the atmosphere on board was lovely the crew brilliant, we even had 3 poems read out over the loudspeaker about the Lights. Highly Recommended.

  • Do not book this combination. Kopar dining had no information on the cruise. It is apparently a combination put together by a boating company. We were notified the cruise would then go by bus - not cruise, 30 minutes beforehand. We cancelled and had a hectic 'fine dining' dinner trying to figure out what was going on. In Reykjavik you can easily find any restaurant has a 'gourmet local' tasting menu and there are many Northern Light tours to choose from. The lights aren't every night depending on weather and other factors, so book it separately once you are in Reykjavik. The Kopar dinner had some good highlights, but the raw cold lamb I was told several times was medium. I understand the pink color but cold to the touch isn't medium. 3 out of the 9 courses were a dessert. If dessert is your preference that is fine, but I was still hungry after the 5 morsels and under cooked lamb. This was basically the only negative of my entire trip and tours to 6 countries.

  • Dinner was fantastic, the waitstaff at Kopar was amazing.

    The Northern Lights were a 5 that night, plus it was only a little bit cold and there was no rain. So, that experience was also fantastic.

    I would do this again in a heartbeat.

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