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 behaviours and unique appearance are
a couple of the reason so many are drawn to Iceland to catch a glimpse. The Atlantic puffin travels to land in the summer to nest during the
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 three varieties of tours, so everyone can experience the magical Atlantic puffin, which you can explore just below.
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 the north sea.
Operated up to 9 times a day from the 1st of May to the 20th of August.
Book your adventure in advance as the limited seats frequently sell out
It's not just puffins. On the family friendly Classic Puffin tour you can 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.
If you are looking for the ultimate adventure you can 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. Using the power and agility of the RIBs we will get closer and cover a bigger search area with out disturbing the wildlife.
Operated up to 8 times a day in summer you still need to book you seat beforehand as this tour frequently sells out.