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  • 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.

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!

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

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

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.

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