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Classic puffin watching tour in Reykjavik

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Discover the magical world of puffins

Escape the chaos of city life for an hour and take to the seas

Enjoy a fun and educational boat tour

What to expect

Have you ever wondered why puffins are called the 'clowns of the sea'? Well, this is your chance to find out why.

On this tour, you'll take to the seas and sail around Engey, Akurey or Lundey island to see puffins in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, you won't be able to go onto the islands but you'll get a great view of the nesting birds and many other species, like eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots and cormorants, and maybe even hear their calls. The expert crew will also be able to tell you all about these magestic birds and the beautiful surroundings while you soak up the views.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

What’s included

Use of raincoats

Use of binoculars

An expert guide

What’s not included



Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point:

Please meet your expert guides on board the boat which will be docked at the floating pier in front of the Wildlife Exhibition.


Elding Adventures at Sea

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Stop by the ticket office at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik to exchange your prepaid voucher for admission tickets
  • Depending on the tides and conditions on the islands, your captain will take you to either Engey, Akurey or Lundey
  • You won't be able to go onto the islands but the captain will get you as close as possible
  • As the birds are small, you should bring a good zoom lens if you want to take close-up photographs or binoculars to get a better view
  • A pick-up service is available from selected locations for a fee, please contact your tour provider for more details
  • Please contact the tour provider if you have any questions or concerns

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