Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Reykjavík
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Tour description

See puffins up close on the puffin express tour from Reykjavik. The specially designed boat takes you close to the rocky shore of Akurey island to see the lovely seabirds in their natural environment. Learn about the puffins and other seabirds in the area from your knowledgeable onboard guide.

Following pickup at your hotel in Reykjavík (if option selected), board the comfortable puffin express boat for a 15-minute cruise to Akurey, an island known for its puffin population, just off the coast of Reykjavik. Puffins nest between May and August on this island, which is covered with small hills and slopes and known for its colorful bird life. As the island's shores are rocky, your puffin-watching boat is specially designed to get you as close to the shoreline as possible, so you can get an up-close look at these adorable creatures! On board, learn from your expert guide about the puffins as well as other interesting seabirds that you may spot on the tour, such as northern fulmars, gulls, arctic terns and black guillemots. Enjoy watching the sweet seabirds nesting and diving into the sea to get food. When you arrive at the Akurey shore, circle around the island for more observation time before the captain turns the engines off, allowing you to enjoy the peace and quiet among Iceland’s natural treasures. You have the choice of five departure times throughout the day (up to seven departures from June-August) to suit your Iceland itinerary.

What's included

  • Expert guide
  • Binoculars

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Free drinks included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment