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Sea Birds of Reykjavík


Visit The Puffins, The Skuas, The Auks and all the lively sea birds of Faxaflói Bay on our bird watching tours from Reykjavík´s Old Harbour. 

EARLY BIRD OFFER!

9.990 ISK on all Express Puffin Tours in Reykjavik!

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Sea Birds of Reykjavík


Visit The Puffins, The Skuas, The Auks and all the lively sea birds of Faxaflói Bay on our bird watching tours from Reykjavík´s Old Harbour. 

EARLY BIRD OFFER!

9.990 ISK on all Express Puffin Tours in Reykjavik!

The Atlantic Puffin is both captivating and peculiar. There are many reason why locals, artists and tourists alike are seduced by these

brightly colored seabirds. They are calm while nesting and can dig burrows with their beaks and wings..but seem manic in their flying style

because of their small wings. Puffin wings can beat up to 440 times per minute. Their curious behaviors and unique appearance are a

couple of the reason we are drawn to Iceland to catch a glimpse. The Atlantic puffin travels to land in the summer to nest during the

warmer months. We have the largest Atlantic puffin colony in the world, more than half the population comes to Iceland to nest in June,

July and August. This is the best time to experience  the birds and wildlife of the bay and islands just off the coast of Reykjavik. Puffins,

Auks, Gannets along with an incredible variety of seabirds dominate the skies and sea cliffs just a few minutes sailing from the Old Harbor. 

It is a unique and special experience to have them so close to land.

 

Our Puffin watching boats sail to Akurey and Lundey which are two small islands off the coast of Reykjavik. We strive to protect these

alluring seabirds and therefore we will view from the boat as to ensure we don´t disrupt the nesting process.

We offer two varieties of tours so everyone can experience the magical Atlantic puffin, The Classic and The Express which you can explore

just below.

 

 

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The Classic Puffin Tour


It's not just puffins. Meet the skuas, the gannets, the razorbills and arctic terns on a quick and easy bird watching tour from the old harbour of Reykjavík.

Operated three times a day from the 15th of May to the 15th of August.

The Classic Puffin Tour


It's not just puffins. Meet the skuas, the gannets, the razorbills and arctic terns on a quick and easy bird watching tour from the old harbour of Reykjavík.

Operated three times a day from the 15th of May to the 15th of August.

 

Classic Puffin TOUR DESCRIPTION

1.5 Hour tour starting from Reykjavik Old Harbour everyday May 15th to August 15th.

Tour DifficultyEasy/Family Tour

The classic puffin tour is just that...a pure classic. Take the whole family out on an easy and fun bird watching tour of the Faxaflói Bay.  

See Iceland's cutest and toughest little birds, the puffins, in their natural habitat on the islands of Akurey or Lundey. Also see an incredible variety of sea birds living side by side on these little islands just of the coast of Reykjavík. Species include the majestic gannets, the plucky razorbills, the proud cormorants, the world traveling arctic tern and the list goes on and on. The summer skies are full of life making if the perfect time to explore the bay and visit the birds.

Your expert bird watching guide will name and point out to you the different types of birds, explain about their quirks and living habits in this difficult place they call home, the North Atlantic.

The tour departs three times a day in summer (from the 15th of May to the 15th of August) from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík, which is within walking distance of most hotels in Reykjavík (but we also offer pick up). 

Including: Expertly guided  puffin watching tour on a comfortable sightseeing shipþ

Location of starting point: Mr. Puffin  ticket office at Ægisgarður 7 (same office as Whale Safari)  in the Old Reykjavík Harbour. You can't miss it.

Duration of trip: 1.5 hours.

Hotel pick up: Hotel pick ups start 45 minutes before your chosen departure time. Please be ready to leave from your hotel reception or if you are staying in a guesthouse, outside.

Departures: From the 15th of May to the 15th of Auguest three times a day 9:30, 12:00 & 15:00

Minimum: No minimum number of participants.

Age limit: No age limit.

Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.**

Cancelations due to weather: We rarely cancel this tour, but if we have to we will find you another time to go or give you a 100% refund. 

Keep in mind we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, easily within walking (0-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zip code #101 downtown Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk, for the environment and for your health :)

** We will supply you with a very warm overall should you need one.

 

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The Express Puffin Tour


Looking for that extra twist, that extra flavour of adventure and exploration. Ride our custom made sea safari boats, only 12 persons on each boat with private guide and expert captain. No birdwatching tour will get you closer to the islands, birds and north sea.

Operated up to 4 times a day from the 15th of May to the 20th of August. 

Book your adventure in advance as the limited seats frequently sell out.

The Express Puffin Tour


Looking for that extra twist, that extra flavour of adventure and exploration. Ride our custom made sea safari boats, only 12 persons on each boat with private guide and expert captain. No birdwatching tour will get you closer to the islands, birds and north sea.

Operated up to 4 times a day from the 15th of May to the 20th of August. 

Book your adventure in advance as the limited seats frequently sell out.

Express Puffin TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Including: Expertly guided Puffin tour on a 12 seater RIB boat

Departures: Up to four times a day from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.  

May 15th - June 15th at 9:00 and 13:00.

June 16th - August 20th at 9:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. 

Pre book your tour as this tour frequently sells out.

Duration: 45 minutes at sea

Age Limit: 10 years or 145 cm

Price: 10,990 Isk

Bring With You: Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Cancellations due to weather: We rarely cancel this tour, but if we have to, we will find you another time to go or give you a 100% refund. 

Keep in mind we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, easily within walking (0-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zip code #101 downtown Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk, for the environment and for your health :)

** We will supply you with a very warm overall , gloves, googles and all safety equipment.

The express tour is operated  in our custom made RIB boats. They are specially designed to get you as close as possible to the birdlife on the islands. When possible we can switch off the engines completely to give the birds (and you) even more peace and quiet to enjoy nature. 

During the tour your guide and captain will tell you interesting facts and tales about the puffins and all of their neighbors. Expect to see Arctic Terns (no other birds flies a longer distance), gannets, razorbills, skuas and many other types of sea birds that call the Faxaflói Bay their home.

The summer is the best time to experience the birds and wildlife of the bay and islands just outside Reykjavík City. Puffins, auks, cormorants and an incredible variety of sea birds dominate the skies and sea cliffs just a few minutes sailing from the Old Harbour.  

Because the RIBs are the fastest boats in Reykjavík harbour on this short tour you will spend the majority of your time with the birds, out at the islands enjoying nature.

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Including: Expertly guided  puffin watching tour on a specially designed RIB boat. 12 passengers per boat for a exclusive experience. 

Location of starting point: Mr. Puffin  ticket office at Ægisgarður 7 (same office as Whale Safari)  in the Old Reykjavík Harbour. You can't miss it.

Duration of trip: 1 hour.

Hotel pick up: Hotel pick ups start 45 minutes before your chosen departure time. Please be ready to leave from your hotel reception or if you are staying in a guesthouse, outside.

Departures: From the 15th of May to 15th of June two departures a day at 9:00 and 13:00
from June 16th - August 20th four deparures a day at 9:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00

Minimum: 2 participants.

Age limit: 10 years or 145 cm.

Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.**

Cancelations due to weather: We sometimes cancel this tour due to Iceland's unique weather patterns, but if we have to we will find you another time to go or give you a 100% refund. 

Keep in mind we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, easily within walking (0-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zip code #101 downtown Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk, for the environment and for your health :)

** We will supply you with a very warm overall should you need one.

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Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík


By far and away our most popular tour. Combine a visit to the puffins and sea birds with a whale watching tour on the Faxaflói bay and take in the panoramic views of Reykjavík on the way back. 

Like on the Express Puffin Tour, we use our custom made sea safari RIB boats on this tour. Just 12 persons on the boat with expert guide and captain. Using the power and agility of the RIBs we will get closer and cover a bigger search area with out disturbing the wildlife. Check out what our clients say on Trip Advisor. This tour a true once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Operated up to 7 times a day in summer you still need to book you seat beforehand as this tour frequently sells out.

Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík


By far and away our most popular tour. Combine a visit to the puffins and sea birds with a whale watching tour on the Faxaflói bay and take in the panoramic views of Reykjavík on the way back. 

Like on the Express Puffin Tour, we use our custom made sea safari RIB boats on this tour. Just 12 persons on the boat with expert guide and captain. Using the power and agility of the RIBs we will get closer and cover a bigger search area with out disturbing the wildlife. Check out what our clients say on Trip Advisor. This tour a true once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Operated up to 7 times a day in summer you still need to book you seat beforehand as this tour frequently sells out.