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Puffin Watching

5.990 ISK /


Children 7-15 years: 2.995 ISK

Children 0-6 years: FREE

Puffin Express from Reykjavik

This is your chance to see these cute birds on a 1-hour boat ride just minutes away from Reykjavik city centre.

Inexpensive & charming adventure!

Tour description

The Puffin Watching tours with Special Tours, Puffin Express, have been popular for over 20 years! Our great experience, and especially designed boat, Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli”, makes us the leading expert in the area. There are about 30.000 puffins nesting on the islands off the coast of Reykjavik and we are only a 15 minute boat ride away!

We sail out from the old harbour in Reykjavik and it only takes us about 15 minutes to reach the puffin island, Akurey. On the journey out you will be able to view Reykjavik from the seaside [remember your camera] and the guide will also share information about the buildings & islands that can be spotted along the way.

The islands we visit are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. The island’s shores are rocky but our boat Old Skuli is specially designed to take us as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draft. When we arrive to the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings.

Our expert guide will tell you all the facts and fun stories about the cute puffins and other wildlife that might be seen on the tour.

What's included

  • Guided boat tour
  • 100% Sightings
  • Binoculars provided on board!
  • We get you extra close!
  • 20 years of experience

Tour details




Useful Tip: We recommend a good zoom lens for close-up photography as the puffins are small sized birds.


08:00 08:00*
09:30 09:30 09:30*
11:00 11:00 11:00*
12:30 12:30 12:30*
14:00 14:00 14:00*
15:30 15:30 15:30*
17:00 17:00*

*Operated until 20th August

Additional information

Please note that the starting point for this 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.

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