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
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.
Reviewed by Adam E, July 2012
Really good. We got pretty close to the island so it was easy to see the puffins. We also got really close to those in water. Apparently it helps if you go at high tide (so that the boat can get closer to the island), which is what we did.
Reviewed by F.W.J. B, August 2012
We had the 10:30 tour. Only a handful of people on the boat. Nice little trip before we had to leave Iceland. We saw a lot of puffins. Nice and relaxing morning trip.