Puffin Watching from Reykjavik - ST04

See puffins in their natural habitat - Boat tour from Reykjavik Harbor

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

There are about 30.000 puffins nesting on the islands off the coast of Reykjavik and we are only a 15 minute boat ride away!

Duration: 1-1,5 hour

Pick-up: One hour before departure

Departure time: See booking engine

Available: May - Aug

Age limit: No limit

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Puffin watching
  • Boat ride from Reykjavik
  • The Puffin Islands
  • Get up close with the wildlife

Meeting point:

The meeting location is at the Old Harbor in the downtown area at the Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík.


  • Available from your hotel in Reykjavik for an extra fee (see the price in the booking widget).
  • Pickup begins one hour before departure.



  • Guided boat tour
  • Binoculars and raincoats provided onboard!
  • We get you extra close to the puffins!

Bring with you:

Dress warmly for our northern ocean, bring warm outdoor clothing like a wool or fleece sweater. Don't forget warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

5 990 per adult

Youth (7-15): 2 995

Children (0-6): 0

Operated by a Trusted Partner

There are about 30.000 puffins nesting on the islands off the coast of Reykjavik and we are only a 15-minute boat ride away!

We sail out from the old harbour in Reykjavik and it only takes us about 15 minutes to reach one of the Puffin islands: Engey, Akurey, and Lundey, which are known for their plentiful birdlife.

Depending on the tides and sea conditions, our captain decides each morning which island to sail towards. On the journey out you will be able to view Reykjavik from the seaside (remember your camera) and the guide will also share information about the buildings & islands that can be spotted along the way.

So handsome!

So handsome!

The islands we visit are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. The island’s shores are rocky but our boat is specially designed to take us as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draft. When we arrive at the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings.

Our expert guide will tell you all the facts and fun stories about the cute Puffins and other wildlife that might be seen on the tour.

Crowd on the puffin island

Crowd on the puffin island

A puffin having lunch

A puffin having lunch