Explore the rich birdlife just outside of Reykjavík on a RIB boat with this small group fun-filled puffin-watching tour. Those wanting to get to know Iceland's spectacular nature, and do so with a little thrill, should not let this opportunity pass them by.
Puffins are fascinating little creatures that flock to Iceland during the summertime to breed and feed before heading south for the winter. They dig burrows and nest in the hills of three islands just off the coast of Reykjavík and stay there with their little pufflings until they are big enough to fend for themselves. The puffins are often seen flying about or splashing in the sea with a bill full of sand-eel or other prey found in the waters of Faxaflói Bay.
You'll meet your guide at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík where you will be given overalls and assistance with life vests and other necessary equipment before walking you down to the floating pier where your captain awaits you onboard a RIB boat, also known as a Zodiac.
On this premium tour the fast boat can get you quicker and closer to the islands than any other. Therefore you'll have both an optimal view of the puffins, and get more time marvelling at the fantastic birdlife with a small group and personal guidance - each boat only seats 12 passengers!
If the conditions are just right, the captain might turn off the engines completely, so you'll get a pleasant and peaceful experience with the birds by the shores of the nesting islands.
Among other birds frequently spotted on the tour are Auks, Guillemots, Skuas, Arctic terns and Gannets but a variety of other seabirds can often be seen as well. Your specially trained, professional guides will tell you all about the islands, the birds and wildlife seen on the tour, as well as other interesting sights you may come across.
This is one hour tour with multiple daily departures is perfect for those who have limited time in the city or those who want to venture further than the city centre.
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This is a 1 hr. tour on a RIB boat. Passengers must be taller than 145 cm. and fit into one of our overalls (max size xxxl) to partake in the tour. Although we do not venture far off shore, it is advised that pregnant women and people with back problems not join the tour since there is a risk of skidding from hitting the waves.