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Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat

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icon1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Because they tend to nest on rocky cliffs close to water, seeing puffins in their natural habitat is sometimes tricky. Increase your chances on this tour from Reykjavik that takes you out on a boat to to either Akurey or Lundey, two islands that are well known for their plentiful birdlife. In addition to puffins you have the opportunity to view eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots, and cormorants.
  • Get as close as responsibly possible to the puffins' nesting areas
  • Learn about birdlife from your guides
  • Borrow binoculars to see the birds up close: No need to bring your own
  • Choice of departure times to suit your schedule
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Use of raincoats
Use of binoculars
Excellent Live Guidance in English
Photos taken by crew (if any)
Pickup / Dropoff (available for a fee)
Food & Drinks (bring your own or purchase on board)
Elding Whale Watching , Ægisgarður 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meet us at our ticket office in the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Arrive no later than 15 minutes before departure to ensure enough time to exchange your voucher for boarding tickets and to board the boat(s).

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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)
  • The deck on the boat can be slippery. We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear. For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat.
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What is the social distancing policy during Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Reykjavik Classic Puffin Watching by Boat.

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star-5
Great trip
susie_o
, Aug 2021
Very difficult to see the puffins but there really is no other ways to get too close to them! The guide gave us binoculars which was helpful. Total trip just one hour it really wasn’t bad. Guide also explained everything there is to puffins and went into things relating to recycling and protecting our earth, which I thought was a nice touch. Guide was very knowledgeable
star-4
Best experience yet
Lela_X
, Aug 2021
Captain and marine biologist were great and very informative . Very special experience . Recommend to anyone who comes to reykjavik.
star-5
Lots of Puffin
Rosa_S
, Jul 2021
It's a nice short boat ride out to the Island. We saw loads of Puffin. Our guide was helpful. Very fun experience!
star-5
lovely, unique, enjoyable experience
Leslie_G
, Jul 2021
what a lovely and unique experience! I knew nothing about these adorable creatures, and the guide taught a lot about them. we went to the three puffin islands where they are making babies (pufflings!). meeting others on the trip is so interesting, too. enjoyable experience unique to this gorgeous place.
star-3
Fast flying puffins
Dave_K
, Jul 2021
The trip was nice, but the puffins are like humming birds that they flap their wings so fast and nove so fast that it is very hard to get a goid picture. I did enjoy it however.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Pei_K2, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the puffins despite their small size and quick movements. Our naturalist guides usually take pictures during the tour, so if yours didn't turn out great, you can reach out to us via email and ask to access the pictures taken during your tour. All the best, The Elding team
star-5
Highlight of trip!
Amanda P
, Jul 2019
This was an amazing tour! Our guide was very knowledgable and we saw hundreds of puffins! Very close to us too!
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