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4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Excellent trip to see the Puffins in the bay outside Reykjavik harbour. Very well organised and value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

They picked us up and dropped us back at hotel which was nice.
Good boat trip to see the puffins.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

very quick to save time for other sightseeing, nice boat ride, good explanation about the puffins, get very close to the 22,000 puffins that summer on the island. Good trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Great trip knowledgable staff on the boat, explaining about the puffins and then pointing out the burrows etc. we were out at the island for over 30 minutes but it seems such a short time as it was so interesting and the puffins are such unusual looking birds.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

The tour was great. I loved seeing those cute little puffins. Just wished I could have seen them on land. Since it was early May they had not yet went ashore to lay their eggs. other then that I would do the tour again in a heart beat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Although the weather was not favorable when we took the tour, our tour guide was incredible. He gave us lots of information about these colorful birds. We also had the opportunity to just stop in the water and watch them run across the water until they flew off. We had a very small group - just 4 of us, which made this almost a private tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Without doubt one of the best tours we have taken, our guide was from Ireland and had lived in Iceland several years. He, with the captain, provided exceptional insight to the environmental impacts affection the birds and the birds themselves. The tour was not rushed and at a very nice pace to get close up and observe the birds.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

They're so cute!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

They're so cute!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

This tour was fantastic! I was picked up at my hotel on time and taken to the docks where a very knowledgeable captain and guide took the small group to see the puffins. Make sure you have a camera with great zoom and/or binoculars to get the most from this trip. Return to my hotel was readily available upon docking. The driver, the same person who picked me up, was kind, courteous and extremely accommodating. I would choose this company over the other one I also used in Reykjavik in a heartbeat. They left me, literally, at the docks at the end of our tour and their "review site" link doesn't work. (Wonder why)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

Great guide! He taught us so much about the puffins and also other birds.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

Well run tour. Friendly and talkative crew and guides. Tour is quite short. Though the boat gets close to the island, the are fairly small birds so bring binoculars or a good camera. No need to book ahead - there are several boats running this tour throughout the day.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

The Puffins were so adorable! A must see for anyone visiting Reykjavik.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

Even though I am not a "birder", this was a most enjoyable and fascinating cruise. Once we left the harbor and rounded the bend, not too far off were these adorable little creatures just floating in the water; almost waiting for our arrival. We could see there "burrows" up on the island and there were many just perched up there looking down. They are sort of a curious little bird. The guide was an Australian who was extremely knowledgeable about these creatures and was at the ready to answer any and all questions. On the way back to the harbor, we were lucky enough to see just the tail of a whale! This was a complete surprise, to say the least. It is only an hour long and just right for someone like myself who is not into birding and is not too comfortable on a small boat. Definitely worth the time and money!

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