Puffin Watching Express Boat Tour

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

This Express Puffin Watching tour are a very popular choice for all bird lovers and takes only about an hour. The tour is on a especially designed boat that allows us to get close to the puffin islands near Reykjavik. It is an inexpensive and charming option for everyone.

Lundey and Akurey are two small islands located in the Reykjavík bay area, only 15 minutes away from Reykjavík‘s Old harbour, from where we depart. The islands are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful bird life. 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 turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings. Our licensed guide tells all about the Puffins and other birds of interest that are often seen on the Puffin watching 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

Bring a good zooming lens for your camera if you have one.

Please bring warm clothes, it can get cold out at sea even on warm days


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