Day Tours/Activities

Puffin Express Reykjavík

The Puffin Express Reykjavík tour is very popular and gives you the perfect chance to see these beautiful birds up close and personal.

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  • Available may, jun, jul, aug
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Location Reykjavík
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1
  • Age limit No age limit

What you'll experience.

The Puffin Express Reykjavík tour is very popular and gives you a chance to see these beautiful birds up close and personal.

The Puffin Express Reykjavík adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and they only take about one hour. Your operator for the day has more than 20 years of experience, and the especially designed boat, Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli”, ensure that you’ll have an excellent experience.

The tour

Lundey and Akurey are two small islands located in the Reykjavík bay area, only 15 minutes away from Reykjavík‘s Old harbour, from where the tour departs. The islands are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful 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. When your boat arrives to the islands your captain will turn off the engine so passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings in total silence. Your expert guide will tell you 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.

The Puffin Express Iceland tour is very cozy and comfortable, and it only takes about one hour. A very convenient tour for those who want to make the most out of their precious time here in Iceland.

Please note

If you want more information about the puffin express tour or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can either send us a message through the contact form or via email at info@nordicgreentravel.com.

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This tour is carbon offset through the forestry project Plant a Tree in Iceland

If you want to know more about Plant a Tree in Iceland, please visit the project at www.plantatreeiniceland.is

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Included in final tour price.


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

    What to bring.

    • Warm clothes
    • Binoculars & Camera

    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by our friends at Special Tours.  They put great emphasis on offering excellent service and creating amazing experiences. They also continuously develop their service and range of products, as well as finding new ways to excel in whatever they offer.

    Special Tour's certificates:

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    6.300 ISK
    Per person

    6.300 ISK