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


  • 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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great cruise to see the Puffin.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Loved seeing the puffins! The water was calm enough to get the boat as close as possible to the island where they are. Saw many, many puffins! Boat offers complimentary binoculars in order to see them better. Great experience!

MarieArlene B. L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was great! Perfect for a quick boat ride tour... definitely a family tour.

Erik P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour. Corny poem on the boat but cute.

Astrid H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

On Time very organized very pleasant


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Did this on our last day. Was surprised to see so many Puffins. They were everywhere. Perfect timing for us. I highly recommend if you are interested in seeing Puffins.

Joseph M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fun trip, cool to get on water and see the puffins. A bit far from the coast so sometimes hard to see when they are on land but for the cost, and something different good value. Tour guides and captain welcoming, very nice, and informative.

Lisbeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Good small trip for A stopover

Carol W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We went our first day in Iceland. The guide and pilot were very informative. We saw loads of puffins and learned about their habits. The small group on the small boat made it our least crowded experience in Iceland.

Lindly O United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about puffins. He told us facts the whole trip. When we got to the island, there were many puffins flying around, getting fish, and hanging out on the island. I got GREAT pictures of them! I would highly recommend this tour. They even picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the harbor.

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