An hour tour exploring puffins in the wild right out from Reykjavík's harbour
The perfect short tour out from Reykjavík with a guaranteed puffin sighting only 15 min out from the city’s old charming harbor. The boat, Skúlaskeið or Old Skúli is specially designed to go closer to the puffins and islands they live on. The guide will tell you all about the wildlife and the surroundings and the boat ride in and out will show you Reykjavík from a whole new perspective.
Enjoy the ride!
May 1st - August 20th
Meet on location
No age limit
- Tour highlights
- Boat Tour out from Reykjavík
- Knowledgeable Guide
- 100% Sightings
- Getting Extra Close to Puffins
- Puffin Sighting
- Binoculars Provided
- Boat Tour
- Certified Guide
The Puffin Watching tour or the Puffin Express has been one of the most popular tours from Reykjavík for over a decade now. We now offer a specially designed boat for the Puffin watching called Skúlaskeið or “Old Skúli”.
Only about 15 minutes out from Reykjavík you will find an island where about 30.000 puffins are nesting. You will sail out from the charming old harbor in Reykjavík and after only a few minutes start to see these cute creatures. On the sail out you will also get a chance to enjoy Reykjavík from a whole new perspective. Get you camera ready!
The guide will share information on everything you see along the way as well as sharing great information on the puffins and islands you’ll spot. The islands we visit are covered with small hills and slopes and both are known for their colorful and rich birdlife. The island‘s shores are rocky but fear not, our boat Skúlaskeið is designed to take us as close to the islands as possible this gives us the absolute best seat to see puffins. When you arrive at the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings.
Your 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.
After enjoying the beautiful birds and stunning landscape we will head back to Reykjavík. The perfect tour out from Reykjavík giving you plenty of time to enjoy the city.
This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding, has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.
Before starting any of our more technical trips, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their particular trip. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
Last we would like to underline how important it is to dress according to instructions of the tour and the weather of the day. Always read the “what to bring” very well.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routesdepending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.