Express Puffin Tour

Up to 9 daily departures from Reykjavík old harbour

Leaving from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík, this one hour tour is the ultimate puffin adventure to visit the puffins and seabirds of the Faxaflói Bay.

The summer is the best time to experience the birds and wildlife of the bay and islands just outside Reykjavík City.  Puffins, auks, gannets and an incredible variety of other sea birds dominate the skies and sea cliffs just a few minutes sailing from the Old Harbour. 

But that is not all! This tour is operated in our custom made RIB boats. They are specially designed to get you as close as possible to the islands and when possible we can switch them completely off to give the birds (and you) some peace and quiet to enjoy nature. During the tour your guide and captain will tell you interesting facts and tales about the puffins and the beautiful surroundings of Reykjavík.

On this up close & personal tour each boat only seats 12 passengers so you have plenty of time to ask your guide any question you have about the charismatic puffins and the other Icelandic sea birds.

Our RIBs are also the fastest boats in the harbour, meaning that on this express tour you will spend the majority of you time with the birds.

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Including: Expertly guided puffin watching tour on RIB boat, warm flotation suits and all safety equipment.

Location of starting point: Whale Safari ticket office at Ægisgarður in the Old Reykjavík Harbour. You can't miss it.

Duration of trip:  approx. 1 hour.

Hotel pick up: Please e-mail us to to inquire about pick-up services and fees. You can also keep in mind that we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík easily within walking (0-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zop code #101 in Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk! For the environment and for your health :)

Departures: The season for these tours is dependant on the time that the puffins arrive to Iceland each year for their breading season. The Puffin Watching season can therefor both start an finish a few days earlier or later then our advertised schedule. We adjust to this each year according to the arrival of the birds. 

1st of May to the 31st of May three daily departures  at 09.00, 13.00 & 16.00
1st of June to the 20th of August nine daily departures at 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30 & 17.30

Age limit: 10 years or 145 cm.

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.**

** We will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.


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.