• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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Discover the natural majesty of Iceland with the Reykjavik Super Saver, a combination of two popular tours at a discounted price. Realize your dreams of seeing wild whales during a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour and marvel at adorable puffins as you sail the rugged shores of Akurey island on a 1-hour puffin cruise. Enrich your knowledge of the majestic creatures while listening to commentary from a knowledgeable guide on each captivating cruise.


  • Reykjavik Super Saver that offers two incredible tours for a discounted price
  • Cruise to Akurey island and get up close to the puffins who nest there on a 1-hour cruise
  • Spot marine life, including harbor porpoises and humpback whales, on a whale-watching tour
  • Choose between a 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise, or a 2.5-hour high-speed boat version
  • Learn about some of Iceland’s most majestic native wildlife from expert guides on both tours

What You Can Expect

Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Spot whales on this Reykjavik Super Saver

Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik (1 Hour)Select a departure time to suit your schedule and then depart from your Reykjavík hotel (if pickup option selected). If you have not added the hotel pickup then you will meet us in Reykjavík's Old Harbour where you will board a comfortable boat destined for the idyllic island of Akurey, famed for its dense puffin population.

Find a comfortable seat on board and warm yourself with a soft, provided blanket while listening to illuminating narration that details the behavior and physiology of the puffins. 

As you approach the island, gaze out of the window and marvel at the agile birds as they dive into the water for fish. Use binoculars to get a closer look at the puffins and scour the sea for other bird species like Arctic terns, black guillemots and northern fulmars. 

Arrive at the rocky shores of Akurey and circle the island for more prime puffin vantage points. Then, make the serene journey back to land where your hotel drop off will be waiting (if option selected).'

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik (2.5 or 3.5 Hours)Opt for a tour length and departure time to suit to your schedule and then embark on either a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat ride. Depart from your Reykjavik hotel (if option selected) and travel to the quaint Old Harbour to board your luxurious whale-watching vessel.

Keep your eyes open for common sightings of minke whales and humpback whales while your guide helps scan the open seas. While listening to illuminating natural commentary from your guide, scan the calm ocean for sightings of other wildlife species like white-beaked dolphins and porpoises. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready for common sightings of minke whales and humpback whales!

Revitalize with steaming beverages like hot chocolate and aromatic coffee throughout your cruise in the inside viewing area (at your own expense). After capturing countless photographs of majestic whales,relax during the journey by boat and coach to your Reykjavik hotel (if option selected).

In the unlikely event you don’t spot any whales in Faxaflói Bay, receive a complimentary ticket for another whale-watching cruise. 
Please note: You can choose to take the tours on the same day, or across separate days during your Iceland vacation.

Customer Reviews

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Good tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great guide, fantastic trip, lots cheaper than the cruise version. The whales were mostly young males who clearly enjoyed the attention. One surfaced right next to our boat, but very safely! I got a great photo of one waving good-bye with his tail. Learned a lot about puffins, especially the Pacific tufted puffin whobears a great resemblance to an American presidential candidate....

I would definitely do this again.

Laura P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The puffin tour was awesome. The guide was knowledgable and we saw a ton of puffins, even though it was late in the season. I highly recommend it!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great tour - the guides were very knowledgeable. Pickup was right on time and professionals were very friendly and professional. Great way to see the Puffins. If you do not see whales the first time out, they offer a good at any time policy to come back and try to spot them at another time, Highly recommend

Hayley M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

It was nice to have the guides love puffins as much as me, and be amused and excited by them! They all had their eggs though so we were cautious about approaching the boat too near to the island. Plus in the afternoon you are facing into the sun, so difficult to see the birds outside of their burrows. They're fast flyers so tricky to photograph when not on the water. The whale watching was fantastic. Didn't go too far out into the bay, so got to spend more time looking for sea life. This tour company also supports Iceland's acceptance of the whale-hunting ban world-wide, which is an important plus in my book! We saw several species of cetacean. Well-worth it.

Elsa L M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Exciting experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

really enjoyable, we saw some Minke whales and dolphins, so was well worth it. The Puffin tour did not disappoint with Puffins all around!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This is two back to back tours and they were great. We have a marine biologist on the whale watching tout who was most informative and the captain of the puffin tour gave us handed-down stories about the puffins which I loved.

Terrence Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour group did a professional job. We were fortunate to see several humpbacks and several minke whales. The puffins had pretty much cleared out for the season, but we did see some. If you want puffins, go earlier in the summer

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