The Classic Puffin Tour

From the 1st of May to the 15th of August

Some things just never go out of style, and that is the case for this tour that is a simply pure classic. The tour takes you out on a comfortable sightseeing ship to see the puffins and other sea birds in their natural habitat of the islands of Akurey and Lundey.

During this one to one & half hour tour our guide and captain will take you out so you can witness the fascinating puffins during their breeding season in Iceland. An incredible variety of sea birds can also be seen living side by side on these small islands just off the coast of Reykjavík. Guillemots, razorbills, cormorants and the widely traveled arctic tern are just a few species that are known to inhabit these rocky outcrops. The summer skies are full of life making if the perfect time to explore the bay and visit the birds.

The expert bird-watching guide will tell you tales and facts about the birds and their heir surroundings, commenting on their behaviors, explaining their life histories and detailing the struggles they face living here in the North Atlantic.

This fun tour is ideal for the entire family and departs four times a day in summer from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík, which is within walking distance of most hotels in Reykjavík (but we also offer pick up for this tour). 





Including: Expertly guided  puffin watching tour on a comfortable sightseeing ship

Location of starting point: Mr. Puffin  ticket office at Ægisgarður 7 (same office as Whale Safari)  in the Old Reykjavík Harbour. You can't miss it.

Duration of trip: up to 1.5 hours.

Hotel pick up: Hotel pick ups start 45 minutes before your chosen departure time. Please be ready to leave from your hotel reception or if you are staying in a guesthouse, outside.

Departures: From the 1st of May to the 15th of August four times a day 08.00, 10.00, 12.00 & 14.00

Minimum: No minimum number of participants.

Age limit: No age limit.

Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.**

Cancellations due to weather: We rarely cancel this tour, but if we have to we will find you another time to go or give you a 100% refund. 

Keep in mind we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, easily within walking (0-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zip code #101 downtown Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk, for the environment and for your health :)

** We will supply you with a very warm overall should you need one.


All sea tours and whale watching / wildlife trips are undertaken as the responsibility of its participants. Whale Safari does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk that they assume by booking said activity.