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Puffins, Hot Springs and Lava Caves

32.590 ISK /

7-8 hours

Children (8-15 yrs): 22.745 ISK

*ATT! Age limit is 8 years

See the adorable puffins and experience the beautiful Icelandic nature!

Tour description

Puffins are an amazing and adorable bird, and some people may not realize we can go puffin watching straight from Reykjavik. There is a colony of roughly 30,000 puffins just off the coast! We sail out on our lovely wooden boat “Old Skuli” and reach the puffin islands in about 15 minutes. The guide will share their extreme wealth of knowledge on the puffins as well as the other sea birds that can be found on the shores of Iceland. This is also the perfect opportunity to see the city from a different & unique angle!

Puffin tour duration: 09:30-10:30

After returning to the harbour, your pickup for the Hot Springs & Lava Caves will begin at 11:30 from the Special Tours ticket office to take you to the magical underworlds of Iceland – the famous volcano called Hengill and its lava caves! The guides will share with you how the lava caves are formed along with numerous interesting facts. After you have enjoyed the secrets of the caves the experienced mountain guides will take you to Hengill geothermal area, passing by the hot springs and bubbling mud pools and finishing off with a soak in the natural baths of Reykjadalur.

Please note: The trip is suitable for most people but in order to finish a round trip in the lava cave, people must be ready to crawl and bend down for a short distance.

Hot Springs & Lava Caves tour duration: 11:30 – 17:30

What's included

Puffin Watching

  • 1 hour guided boat tour
  • Binoculars on board!
  • Pick-up available for additional charge

Hot Springs and Lava Cave

  • Transport & Guiding
  • Helmets & Headlights
  • Bathing in a natural thermal pool
  • Pickup at harbour included

Tour details


7-8 hours




Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1 May - 20 August

Additional information

Please note that the starting point for the Puffin Express tour is the Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík.

You will be asked to show a valid form of ID upon arrival for check-in.

Important information

Hot springs and Lava caves is operated by Icelandic Mountain Guides

Bring warm clothing, rain gear, good shoes, bathing suit and towel. Lunch can be bought on the tour!

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