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Puffin & Bird Watching

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47$ 54£ 42$ 72isk 6.500approx €47

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

8:00 / 9:30 / 10:00 / 12:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00

Availability

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

Duration

Approx. 1 hour

Guiding language

English

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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 & Bird 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 1 hour

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

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