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Puffin & Bird Watching

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52$ 61£ 48$ 77isk 6.500approx €52

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!

Departures

9:30 / 12:00 / 15:00

Availability

  • MON
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  • WED
  • THU
  • FRI
  • SAT
  • SUN

Duration

Approx. 1 hour

Guiding language

English

In-bus-audio guide

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Puffins: A colourfully dressed bird

Puffin & Bird Watching is a fun and easy adventure that begins at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík. An expert guide will meet you on board one of our smaller boats. Depending on the tides and conditions on the islands, our captains will decide whether to take you to Akurey or Lundey. The islands are famous for their plentiful birdlife, not only the beautiful and quirky puffins but also ducks, Arctic terns, guillemots and cormorants.

The island’s shores are rocky – but out captains know the best spots for you to get closer to the puffins in their natural habitat. If the weather is good, we might even turn off the engines so you can enjoy the tranquil settingand listen to the call of the birds.

Our crew will be sure to tell you interesting facts about the wildlife and the surroundings and will do their best to answer any questions you may have.

Details on the Puffin & Whale Watching Tour

Price & Availability: See booking window on right
Min: No minimum number of participants
Age limit: No age limit
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

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, both for the sake of the environment and your health.
As the birds are small in size, we recommend bringing a tripod and a good zoom lens for ‘close up’ photography and/or binoculars (also available to lend on board).

* If you don’t have warm clothing we can supply you with a very warm overall and extra gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.

What's included:

  • Experienced captain & puffin guide
  • Interesting facts about the wildlife in the bay
  • Warm overalls in case of cold weather
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Tour Highlights

Faxaflói Bay

Faxaflói is a bay in southwest Iceland, between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes. Reykjavík is situated on its southern shore. Faxaflói has been a source of nourishment of the people living on its shores where fishermen went out in small boats to fish for dinner.

"Reykjavik Sightseeing"

We took the 8 hour bus trip to see as much as we could in a short period of time. The bus was modern and comfortable. The tour guide was informative and we saw some very different landscapes. Parts of Iceland are unique and there are opportunities for awesome pictures. A favourite was watching the Geyser erupt every 8-10 minutes. Very interesting.

- Kim K, May 2017

"South coast classic"

Just got back from the tour! We went on a large bus that was in pristine condition and always at a comfortable temperature. Though large, the tour felt more intimate than other large bus tours we had been on. The group may have been smaller and both the guide and driver reached out and connected with everyone on the tour. Both answered questions and were very happy to chat about Iceland and Icelandic culture. The audio guides were a nice addition

- Torra S, May 2017

"Wonderful waterfall tour"

We did the southern Iceland tour that included the glacier hike and visiting three waterfalls. The bus was smaller than other companies, but had free wifi and individual tablets with information about various sights along the way. Our guide was excellent and went with us through a stream into the hidden waterfall area. He also took many pictures of us. I would highly recommend this company and would book them again.

- cornell82, May 2017