From £40

One hour tour on a specially designed boat that takes you as close as possible to colourful puffin islands just outside of Reykjavik.

The Puffin watching adventure is ideal for bird watching enthusiasts and sets sail from Reykjavik’s convenient old harbour.  You will board a charming wooden boat called Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli“ with each tour limited to 33 passengers, making for a more intimate bird watching experience.

The cruise visits Lundey and Akurey, two small islands located in the Reykjavík bay area. The islands are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colourful birdlife. The island‘s shores are rocky but Old Skuli is especially designed to take you as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draught.

Upon arrival to the islands the engine is turned off so passengers can observe the variety of Icelandic birds and the beautiful surroundings. The 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. Binoculars are provided on board. The Puffin watching tours are very cozy and comfortable, and they only take one hour.

Special Tours offer 100% viewing guarantee.

Included: Pick up from hotel, 1 hour boat tour and guidance in English
Departure: Daily at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 (hotel pick up 30 - 45 min before)
Duration: 1 hour excl pick up
Season: 1st of May - 20th of August
Price per person: From £40

Booking instructions 

1)  While booking your holiday, you will be given the option to add day excursions and airport transfers as part of the booking process. Please first select the package you wish to book with travel dates and accommodation.

2)  If you have already booked a holiday with us, you can retrieve your booking here and follow the instructions for adding day excursions and airport transfers.

3) If you have made a flight only booking with Icelandair, click here to book day excursions and airport transfers. Please be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted for pick up purposes.

  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements 
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