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Reykjavík Express Puffin Tour

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73$ 83£ 64$ 110isk 9.990approx €73

Enjoy a thrilling and personal tour on our custom-made RIB boat. Faxaflói Bay is home to many different birds and other species around and under the sea. With our RIB Boats we make it possible to get up close and personal with the amazing wildlife.

Departures

9:00 / 9:30 / 10:30 / 11:00 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 14:00 / 14:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:00 / 17:30 / 18:30

Availability

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Duration

Approx. 1 hour

Guiding language

English

The Ultimate Puffin Tour

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.

Details on the tour:

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.

What's included:

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

Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Look out for events in Harpa while in Iceland.

"So good!"

We went on two tours with Reykjavík Sightseeing - The Golden Circle and South Coast - and everything was amazing! Very professional and sweet guides, great selection of tours, easy pick-up options and beautiful scenery (of course). Would definitely recommend!

- Cruiser55193666164, October 2018

"Northern Lights"

Elizabeth and the bus driver who’s name I did not catch were amazing tour guides. They were both very personable and made a great team. Elizabeth has such an outgoing personality and was able to make the trip super exciting, even though seeing the lights was not a guarantee. We were about to call it a night when the lights came out to give us a beautiful show.

- kstarz5, October 2018

"Great tour, great tour company"

We took the Golden Circle plus Secret Lagoon tour, it was the perfect day trip and Alex our tour guide was fantastic. Learnt a lot about what we were seeing but also lots of other nuggets about Iceland. They even made a few unscheduled extra stops to show us other sights and to let us get out and take photos of the incredible sunrise.

- Paradise36196097486, October 2018