We’ll collect you from one of our designated pick up points in Reykjavik, at 9:00 am and take you to Reykjavik’s charming old harbor. We’ll board our specially designed boat called Old Skúli, which is perfect for puffin watching, and set sail to a small island just off the Reykjavik coast.
The journey takes around 15 minutes and offers stunning views of Reykjavik and Mount Esja. We may also see marine mammals such as whales and seals along the way. The islands we visit play host to around 30,000 nesting puffins, who safely raise their chicks away from potential predators. They generally nest in the rocks close to the shore, which would make it difficult for most boats to get close – luckily our boat is low slung, allowing us to get thrilling close to the adorable little puffins. We’ll also turn off the boat’s engine, so as not to disturb the birds.
A friendly guide will be with you to point out any other interesting species of birds that we see and tell you fascinating facts about the puffins. If you want to see these cute little birds in the flesh, then this puffin express tour is perfect for you!
The puffin watching tour will end at around 10:30 am, giving you ample time to grab a bite to eat before we collect you from Old Reykjavik Harbor at 12:00 pm.