The Puffin Watching tours with Special Tours, Puffin Express, have been popular for over a decade! Special Tours is a pioneer in Puffin Watching in Iceland.
Our expertise, more than 20 years of experience, and our especially designed boat, Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli”, make us the leading expert in the area. The Puffin Express adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and they only take one hour. It is an inexpensive and charming option for everyone.
Lundey and Akurey are two small islands located in the Reykjavík bay area, only 15 minutes away from Reykjavík‘s Old harbour, from where we depart. The islands are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. The island‘s shores are rocky but Old Skuli is especially designed to take us as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draft. When we arrive to the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings. Our licensed guide tells all about the Puffins and other birds of interest that are often seen on the Puffin watching tours.
Other birds spotted include Northern Fulmars, Gulls, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots.
Our Puffin Watching Tours are very cozy and comfortable, and they only take one hour, which is convenient for Iceland‘s tourists’ precious time.
Special Tours Iceland app with 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish and simplified Chinese) available for Android and Apple. It is available for all clients to download during their tour, with both text and audio information. The app is as close to an audio guided wildlife adventure as possible
Special Tours offer 100% viewing guarantee
- Binoculars are provided on board
- Specially designed boat to get as close to the islands as possible 21 years of experience
- Experienced guide & friendly crew on every tour!
What's not included
Hotel transfers (available for an additional cost)
What do I need to bring
We recommend sunscreen, sensible shoes and a long-lens camera if you want to photograph the puffins.
This tour is a great and inexpensive way to see the puffins during your visit in Reykjavík, and it gives you a great view of the city!