Combination 5 Hour Whale & Puffin Watching Boat Tours with Transfer from Reykjavik Harbor

Whales & Puffins are two of Iceland's most recognisable residents.
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5 hours
May - Aug.
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Collect new life-lasting memories in Iceland by joining this whale and puffin watching adventure from Reykjavík. This tour should not be missed by any lovers of wildlife that are willing to take a picturesque boat ride to the open waters of Faxaflói Bay. 

Your excursion begins as you meet with your friendly local guides at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík’s city centre. There, you will board the vessel of your venture, and embark on a boat ride out to Faxaflói bay to witness the teeming wildlife of the coast. 

You’ll be sailing towards three idyllic islands in the scenic bay, being the location of prime breeding grounds for the adorable North Atlantic puffin. Seeing these cute creatures up close is unforgettable, as you’ll no doubt fall in love with their colourful beaks and smiling eyes. 

In addition to the puffins, avid bird watchers will be thrilled to find out that many other species inhabit these islands and the water around them, including Eider ducks, Arctic terns, Guillemots and Cormorants. If the weather is still enough, your captain might even turn off the boat engine so you can enjoy listening to the unique songs of these stunning seabirds. 

Returning to dock at the harbour, you’ll get some free time to find your footing on land, exploring either the charming Old Harbour or the nearby city centre, before boarding another vessel and heading out for the whale watching segment of the tour. 

During your second adventure of the day, you can expect to see the likes of Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises, and sometimes even the enormous Humpbacks or Orcas. All these water giants belong to the most majestic animal species on the planet, and seeing them up-close is an unforgettable experience. 

The puffin watching boat trip takes approximately one hour, while the whale watching lasts around three hours. Both experiences should leave you reeling with your love for nature, and don’t forget your camera for all the amazing wildlife photo opportunities. 

Secure your spot now on this fantastic combo-tour and get to know the animals of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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English guide
Whale watching tour on a big boat
Puffin safari on a smaller boat
Free WiFi onboard whale watching boat


Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Bird watching

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