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Tour code: 5477PUFFIN
Get up close and personal with puffins on this eco-adventure from Reykjavik. With your local nature guide, step aboard a custom boat that lets you glide right up to Akurey Island's jagged shore and see the adorable animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy engaging commentary about the puffins's biology and behavior from your guide. Use of binoculars for viewing bird life and ound-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels are included. 

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik

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

Following pickup at your hotel in Reykjavik, head for the shoreline and hop aboard the express boat to Akurey, an island off the coast of Iceland's capital that boasts a healthy population of puffins. You have the choice of five departure times throughout the day to suit your Iceland itinerary.

During your trip, learn from your expert guide about the puffins as well local seabirds, such as northern fulmars, gulls, arctic terns and black guillemots. Warm up with a fresh cup of coffee while watching the sweet seabirds nesting and diving into the sea after their next meal.

Between May and August every year, the puffins nest on the island. The rocky outcroppings and slopes that form protected areas are perfect for hatching and raising young puffins. Riding on a custom-designed boat means that you can get as close as possible to the funny little birds. Use of binoculars on your tour is also included. When you reach the island, you'll circle it a few times before the captain turns off the engines, allowing you to enjoy the bird life in peace. 

Your 1-hour tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Pamela W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I forgot to rate this trip on my previous review. I give it a 5 rating.

Ann W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable, helpful, and interesting.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was just about as perfect as something can be. Weather was beautiful. The guide was informative, polite and competent. The puffins were just where they were supposed to be, just like the guide said they would be. We had a wonderful time. Cost was ok.

Hendrik M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour - very informative and great views of the birds!

n3obu United States of ... 

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.

Irene USA

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?

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The guide had exceptional knowledge on puffin and the birds in the bay. Excellent tour with closeup views

Brittany D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a great tour. I had a great time seeing the puffins. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I just wish we were able to get closer to the island. It was very hard to see the puffins even with a zoom lens.

Robert P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Wonderful simple trip to view Puffins which were aplenty. Guide was extremely informative with hands on information. Left promptly and returned on time.

Catherine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Very informative guide, nice boat and calm waters. We saw several puffins flying around- they are hard to catch on camera! We went to an island farther away than usual because that seemed to be where more puffins were- very thoughtful of the guide/ company to do that to maximize our puffin viewing.

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