Fast and Thrilling 1-Hour RIB Puffin Tour in East Iceland

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Bakkagerði, Iceland
1 hour
English, Icelandic
May - Aug.
Minimum age
6 years old


Get ready to jump on a speedboat and ride the Atlantic waves in search of the famous puffin on this thrilling one-hour boat trip. Travelers looking for an exciting sea adventure spotting whales and puffins should hop on board now!

It is the dream of every bird enthusiast visiting Iceland to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic puffin. This beautiful bird is native to the Atlantic Ocean and is distinguished by its black, gray, and white feathers, orange feet, and vibrant red and black beak.

The Atlantic puffin is common in Iceland in summer, and Borgarfjordur Eystri in the east is an excellent place to spot this bird. It spends most of its life at sea and only returns to land at the start of its breeding season, which happens in late spring.

Iceland has the world's largest puffin colony because of the country's rocky cliffs, which are a perfect breeding ground for these adorable sea birds, and the lack of predators.

This tour will take you on an exhilarating ride aboard a rigid inflatable boat, also known as RIB, off the eastern coast of Iceland so that you can see the renowned puffins up close.

The tour participants may choose to start their journey with a pick-up from either Egilsstadir town or Seydisfjordur town or meet the rest of the group at Bakkagerdi town. Remember to wear warm, comfortable clothes and bring your camera with you to take many photos of your exciting adventure. 

This trip usually accommodates five to 12 passengers in groups. Participants will be briefed about the trip and given waterproof overalls and life jackets. After all the preparations, everyone can hop on board and set sail into the sea!

The cold breeze will greet you as you marvel at the incredible cliffs and rock formations that line the ruggedly beautiful Icelandic coastline. These sea cliffs are the home of the famous Atlantic puffin, which you'll soon see in hundreds and even thousands. 

On this tour, you will spot other types of seabirds in addition to the beloved puffins. If you're lucky, a whale might even make a stunning appearance!

It will be a day of fun and excitement as you ride the waves, take in the beautiful scenery, and witness Iceland's lively sea and birdlife display.

Take advantage of this chance to go on a fun and thrilling quest for the charming Atlantic puffin on the beautiful Icelandic eastern coast. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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What to bring

Food and drinks
Warm, comfortable clothes

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Group size is generally 5-12 passengers.

The tour can be booked until the last minute.

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