Reykjavik Premium Puffin tour | Close Up and Personal

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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour

From $90.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hugely increase your chances of seeing puffins in the wild on this guided tour from the Old Harbor in Reykjavík. Traveling aboard a custom-made rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) means you get as close as possible to the islands of Faxaflói Bay where puffins come to breed in the summer. While watching the clownish birds, your guide offers insight into their behavior, as well as those of the other resident seabirds, such as auks and gannets.
  • Traveling by RIB means you get as close as possible to the islands
  • Learn about seabird behavior from your guide
  • Includes safety equipment and a warm flotation suit
  • Tour offers a much better opportunity to see puffins than would be possible alone

What's Included

  • Warm flotation suit
  • Excellent live guidance
  • Necessary safety equipment
  • 1 hr RIB tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Elding Whale Watching
    Ægisgarður 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meet us in the ELDING ticket office located at Ægisgarður 5c by the Old Harbour district in Reykjavík. Once at the pier, simply follow the red colour to find us! Be sure to arrive at least 30 min. before departure to ensure enough time to check in and to board the boat.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years or 145 cm
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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34 reviews
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Enjoyable Puffin Trip
Marcy_S, Jul 2023
This quick opportunity to go out and see puffins was enjoyable. The guide was incredibly informative.
Go For It , They Take Care of You!
Jerry_M, Jul 2023
Class act! Very organized and customer friendly. Love the small group of just 10. Our Zodiac captain was a pro and felt very safe with him (a local fellow). Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us so many interesting facts about the Puffins. And yes, we saw hundreds of them! So beautiful and fun! They help you with all the gear you need to keep safe and warm. It was a very fun experience for us! Highly recommend!
Close to the puffins
Joni_L, Jun 2023
The only way to see puffins in Reykjavik. The boat was close to the puffins. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. A great hour!
Puffin Tour
Lynn_V, May 2023
Fun and exciting. The crew did a wonderful job of explaining not only the puffins we saw but also several other sea birds we saw.
ernest_p, Jun 2019
The ride on the high speed R.I.B [ridged hull inflatable boat] was as much fun as taking photos of the seabirds. The photos came out great since you get as close as is wise to the nests in the cliffs.

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