Exciting 1-Hour Speed Boat Puffin-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Special Tours, Reykjavík, Iceland
1 hour
English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French
June - Aug.
Minimum age
10 years old


Enjoy watching wild puffins off the coast of Iceland when you book this incredible speed boat adventure. Those who want an exciting tour that gets close to Iceland's most iconic birdlife should book this group tour now. 

You'll meet your expert guide, friendly crew, and other guests at Reykjavik's Old Harbour. Here you'll be given warm overalls, a life jacket, goggles, and gloves, which you'll need for your adventure on the sea. 

After a quick safety briefing, it's time to get into the RIB speed boat. The ride to Lundey and Akurey is around 15 minutes. These two small islands are in the Reykjavik Bay area and are known for their wide varieties of birdlife. 

Lundey Island is known as "Puffin Island" because it is a favorite nesting site for many North Atlantic puffins. The island is uninhabited, and puffins can be seen here between May and September. 

The islands' peaks, slopes, and hills make an excellent habitat for puffins who like to nest on the sides of cliffs. The boat is a perfect way to see puffins in their natural habitat, as it has a shallow drift that allows it to get close to the islands' rocky shores without disturbing the birds.

When you arrive at the islands, your guide will turn off the boat's engine to tell you more about the puffins and the other birds that live on the islands. You can take in the beautiful surroundings as you watch the birds.

Remember to bring your camera to capture fantastic shots of the puffins and other birds.

If you're lucky, you may also see other birds that live on the islands, including northern fulmars, gulls, Arctic terns, and black guillemots. Grab some of the binoculars provided for you on board to get a better view.

As you travel, you can listen to the audio guide on Android and Apple operating systems apps. The app has text and audio information and is available in five different languages: English, German, French, Spanish, and simplified Chinese.

This fun and educational tour is perfect for families with children over 10. The excursion lasts for around an hour, so once it has finished, you can continue to explore Reykjavik or further afield.

Take advantage of this fast-paced RIB speed boat puffin-watching tour of Lundey and Akurey. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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One-hour ride on a RIB speed boat ride
Use of binoculars
Expert guide and friendly crew
Life jacket, warm overalls, goggles, and gloves
100% puffin viewing guarantee
Audio guide download available


Boat Trip
Bird watching
Puffin tours

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy outdoor shoes
Camera (long lens recommended)
Reusable water bottle


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