4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)

See puffins up close on the puffin express tour from Reykjavik. The specially designed boat takes you close to the rocky shore of Akurey island to see the lovely seabirds in their natural environment. Learn about the puffins and other seabirds in the area from your knowledgeable onboard guide.


  • 1-hour puffin express cruise from Reykjavik
  • Experience Icelandic native species and see puffin and other seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Learn interesting facts about seafowls from your knowledgeable guide
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik

See puffins in their natural habitat on a Reykjavik shore excursion!

After hotel pickup, board the comfortable puffin express boat for a 15-minute cruise to Akurey, an island known for its puffin population, just off the coast of Reykjavik.

Puffins nest between May and August on this island, which is covered with small hills and slopes and known for its colorful bird life. As the island's shores are rocky, your puffin-watching boat is specially designed to get you as close to the shoreline as possible, so you can get an up-close look at these adorable creatures!

On board, learn from your expert guide about the puffins as well as other interesting seabirds that you may spot on the tour, such as northern fulmars, gulls, arctic terns and black guillemots. Warm yourself up with a fresh cup of coffee while watching the sweet seabirds nesting and diving into the sea to get food.

When you arrive at the Akurey shore, circle around the island for more observation time before the captain turns the engines off, allowing you to enjoy the peace and quiet among Iceland’s natural treasures.

You have the choice of five departure times throughout the day to suit your Iceland itinerary.

Customer Reviews

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable. The weather could have been better, but we saw puffins which was the plan. I would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A great way to start off my stay in Iceland! Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, plus he kept pointing out locations where the puffins were sitting/flying so we wouldn't miss a thing. It was hard to capture these birds on camera but I'll always remember the experience regardless. I mean come on, where else would you get to see puffins?
From USD $ 47.79

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5477PUFFIN


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message