Discover Iceland’s Puffins: Boat Tour from Reykjavik Harbour


1 Hour





Minimum Age



See the adorable puffins up close and capture amazing photos to treasure forever with this fantastic boat tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. This tour is a must-do if you’re passionate about wildlife and want to explore the stunning Icelandic coastline. You’ll have the chance to see these beautiful birds in their natural environment and enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the water.

Embark on an adventure that starts at Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, where you will meet an expert guide and captain who will take you onboard a comfortable boat docked at the floating pier. As the boat sails from the harbour, guests will be treated to stunning views of Reykjavik’s skyline and the surrounding mountains. The fresh sea air and the calming sound of the waves create a tranquil atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing day on the water.

The captain will take you to one of three islands — Engey, Akurey or Lundey — depending on the tides and conditions of the day. These islands are well-known for their plentiful birdlife, and the boat goes as close as possible to the islands without disturbing the nesting birds.

As you cruise through the waters, your guide will provide insights into the history and behaviour of puffins, a bird that is considered one of Iceland’s most beloved animals. You will have ample time to snap photos of these charismatic creatures in their natural habitat, with their distinctive and colourful beaks and striking black and white feathers. But puffins are not the only birds you will see on this tour. Keep an eye out for eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots, and cormorants, among others.

This puffin-watching boat tour is ideal for bird lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and families who want to experience a unique and unforgettable activity in Iceland. Even if you are not an avid birdwatcher, the sheer beauty and majesty of the Icelandic coastline will take your breath away.

With a professional and knowledgeable guide at the helm, you can rest assured that you will have a safe and comfortable journey and come away with a new appreciation for these feathered creatures and their place in Iceland’s natural history.

So don’t wait any longer! Book your puffin-watching boat tour now and experience the beauty of Iceland’s wildlife like never before!


  • Use of raincoats
  • Use of binoculars
  • English-speaking guide

Not included

  • Pickup and drop off
  • Meals and refreshments

Good to know

  • The boat’s deck can be slippery so make sure you wear good, sturdy shoes.
  • This tour is weather dependent
  • As the birds are small in size, the provider recommends you bring a good zoom lens for close-up photography

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Good, sturdy shoes
  • Tripod for better camera stability (if taking photographs)
  • A good zoom lens for close up photographs (if taking photographs)

From 7,400 kr. /pp.

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