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Puffin Watching in Reykjavik
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Puffin Watching in Reykjavik

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The visit has exceeded our expectations. The guide is very attentive. The boat very well. All perfect.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 52.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Puffin watching is a must-do activity on your trip to Reykjavik. Cruise around the Icelandic islands, admiring their rugged beauty and discovering the large populations of puffins that live there.

Puffins in Reykjavik
Using binoculars to see puffins up close
Watching puffins from the boat
Puffin flying near Reykjavik
Close up views of a puffin
Puffins in their natural habitat

Puffin Watching in Reykjavik

What's the best time of year to see puffins in Reykjavik? Between May and August, these birds return to Iceland after a long winter at sea and inhabit the Nordic islands. If you want to see them first hand in their natural habitat, we'll be waiting for you at 5 AEgisgardur Street.

After boarding our boat, we'll set sail to the north, where we'll find some of the Icelandic islands with the largest populations of puffins. Their black and white feathers can make them hard to distinguish from penguins, until you see their brightly coloured beaks! There will be plenty of time to take photos and to use binoculars to get a closer look at the birds.

Throughout the tour, the English speaking guide will reveal curious facts about the lives of these birds. Did you know, for example, that puffins are monogamous? And that they only lay one egg a year? You'll be puffin experts by the end of our trip! What's more, you'll also get to see some of the other birds that inhabit the area, such as the common eider, the arctic tern and cormorants.

After an hour's puffin watching boat trip, we'll return to the original departure port.

What island will we visit?

On the day of the tour, the boat captain will decide which Reykjavik island we'll visit for the best puffin sighting opportunities. Depending on the tides and weather conditions, we may head towards Engey, Akurey or Lundey. All three are located a similar distance from the city and are known for the abundant presence of puffins.

We won't disembark on any island so as not to disturb the birds, but we'll get as close as we can to their coasts, always respecting the puffins.

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Adults Children between 7 and 16 years old Children under 7 years old
US$ 52.50
US$ 26.20
  • Adults

    US$ 52.50
  • Children between 7 and 16 years old

    US$ 26.20
  • Children under 7 years old


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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Transport by boat.

English speaking guide.



When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (8:00 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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US$ 52.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Aegisgardur, 5.