Puffin Watching

A one hour, inexpensive and charming adventure

Puffin Express from Reykjavik

There are about 30.000 puffins nesting on the islands off the coast of Reykjavik and we are only a 15 minute boat ride away!

The Puffin Watching tours with Special Tours, Puffin Express, have been popular for over a decade! Special Tours is a pioneer in Puffin Watching with 20 years of experience, and our especially designed boat, Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli”, makes us the leading expert in the area. The islands we visit are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. The island‘s shores are rocky but Old Skuli is specially designed to take us as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draught. When we arrive to the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings. 

Special Tours is the original Puffin Tour Company in Iceland! It was founded in 1996 and started the Puffin Tours to the puffin island.

Rating: 4.5 stars

"Absolutely Puffin Great!"

What's included

  • Guided boat tour
  • 100% Sightings
  • Binoculars provided on board!
  • We get you extra close!
  • 20 years of experience

Tour details

Availability: Daily departures from 1 May - 20 August
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Guidance: English

Additional information

We recommend warm clothes and even some sunscreen in the summer months! Take a look at our terms & conditions for further information.

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100% Sightings EXTRA CLOSE
Puffin Express 5.500 ISK 1 hour

Children 7-15 years 2.750 ISK
Children 0-6 years FREE

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10% online discount