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Leaving up to four times a day from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, this is the ultimate puffin adventure tour. We arrive before other operators so we can enjoy an uninterrupted visit to the puffins and seabirds of the Faxaflói Bay.

Leaving up to four times a day from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, this is the ultimate puffin adventure tour. We arrive before other operators so we can enjoy an uninterrupted visit to 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´s 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 the engines 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 surroundings.

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

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Min: 2 participants.
Age limit: 10 years or 145 cm.
Small Groups: Maximum 12 per RIB boat.
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm and waterproof clothes. Weather changes are swift so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*
Hotel pick up: Not available for this specific tour due to the early departure time. Please keep in mind that 90% of the hotels in Reykjavík are within a 5-minute walk of our office at the Old Harbour. All hotels in zipcode 101 are within an easy morning walk.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour.

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

Warm overalls in case of cold weather.
Expertly guided puffin watching tour on RIB boat.
Flotation suits and all safety equipment.


Important information

Flexible Ticket

Your ticket is flexible which means you can change your departure time up to two hours prior to the reserved departure. If you need to move your booking please contact us directly by e-mail at and we will assist you. 

In case your plans change we will help you be prepared for the unexpected: Is the weather great today but you are booked for tomorrow? Did your flight get delayed and you might miss your tour? Is someone you are travelling with feeling sick? No worries, with the flexible ticket we will change your departure time as needed! 

Please note: Moving the booking is always subject to availability.

Please note

  • Please arrive 30 minuets prior to your chosen departure. If you arrive later then 10 minuets prior to the departure we can not guarantee that you can join the tour. 
  • This tour has a minimum of 2 passengers. If the minimum is not met, we will offer you to reschedule or get a full refund.
  • The tour has an age limit of 10 years & height limit of 145 CM
  • This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before signing up.

  • This tour is not recommended for those with history of back and knee problems or severe heart conditions. Consult your doctor before signing up.

  • This tour may not be suitable for those over the age of 65 years.

  • Puffin season is from approximately May - August

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 (2-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zop code #101 in Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk! For the environment and for your health :)


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 and 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


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.

What’s included

  • One hour expertly guided puffin watching tour in a 12 seater RIB boat. 
  • Small Group - Only 12 passengers with expert guide & captain
  • Our RIB's are fast and small so we get you extra close and extra quickly out to the islands!
  • Reykjavík sightseeing with panoramic views off the Sun Voyager & Harpa Concert Hall. 
  • Binoculars included for each passenger
  • We supply warm overalls, gloves, goggles and all necessary safety equipment.

What do I need to bring

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. And of course bring your camera!

Friendly cancellation & refund policy

Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.

  • 1 day notice: 100% charge
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