Puffin Watching

Birdlife cruise right off the shores of downtown Reykjavík.

Operator: Elding

Location: Reykjavík

Duration: 1 Hour

Difficulty: Very easy

Other: Adults (16+)

Price from: ISK 6,500

Category: SKU: c25c6c3e3f93

Description

The puffin watching tour commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. There you can buy tickets or exchange a voucher for a prepaid trip.

A guide will meet you on board the vessel, Elding II, which is docked at the floating pier in front of the Whale Watching Centre. The tour is a fun and easy adventure on a boat. Depending on the tides and conditions on the islands our captains will take you to either Akurey or Lundey. The islands are well known for their plentiful birdlife and in addition to puffins you have the opportunity to view other birds such as eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots and cormorants.

The island’s shores are rocky but our captains know the best spots to get close to the puffins in their natural habitat. If the weather is right we might even turn off the engines so that you can enjoy the nature better and listen to the bird’s calls. During the tour the crew will tell you interesting facts and tales about the puffins and the surroundings.

Our puffin watching tours focus on the islands Akurey and Lundey that are known for their plentiful birdlife. Depending on the tides and conditions on the islands the captain decides each morning which island to sail towards.The islands’ shores are rocky but our captains know the best spots to get close to the puffins in their natural habitat.

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