Puffin Watching Express Boat Tour

1. May - 20. Aug Daily About 1 hour Reykjavik Old Harbour Very easy

The Puffin Express tour, has been steadily popular for over a decade now! With our expertise (including 17 years of experience), and our especially designed boat, Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli”, make us the leading expert in the area. The Puffin Express adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and the tour will only take around one hour.

Lundey and Akurey are two small islands located in the Reykjavík bay area, only 15 minutes away from Reykjavík‘s Old harbour, from which we’ll we depart. The islands, covered with small hills and slopes are both renowned for their colorful birdlife. The island‘s shores are rocky but Old Skuli is especially designed to take us as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draught.

When we arrive to the islands we’ll switch off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings in peace. Our licensed guide will enlighten you with fun facts all about the Puffins and other birds of interest that are often seen on our tours. Other birds spotted include Northern Fulmars, Gulls, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots.

Tour highlights

  • Get close to the puffins in a specially designed boat
  • Colorful bird life in beautiful surroundings
  • Great chance to take fantastic photos


  • One hour guided boat tour
  • Binoculars provided on board

Good to know

  • Please remember to wear water- and windproof clothing (including shoes) that will keep you warm and dry. We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and warm socks as well.
  • Don’t forget a zoom lens for your camera!
  • Bring some water to stay hydrated.


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