From $83 per person

Spend a morning or afternoon puffin watching with this sightseeing add-on tour from Reykjavik harbor during this popular bird's summer breeding season.

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Price:              $83 per person
                        $41; Children 11 and under traveling with an adult

Departures:    Daily; 9:30am and 3:00pm from May 15 - August 15, 2016
                        NOTE: Hotel pick-ups begin 45 minutes before scheduled tour departure

Duration:        1 - 1.5 hours

Tour Code:     EL/05a (9:30am departure)
                        EL/05b (3:00pm departure)

Board the sightseeing ship Faxi for a trip from Reykjavik harbor in search of the ever-popular Icelandic puffins, normally found on the bird island of Akurey, near Reykjavik. These charismatic puffins arrive in Iceland in the month of April, depart at the end of August, and throughout the breeding season they populate Akurey by over 15,000 pairs. During the breeding process a puffin lays one egg per year and keeps the same mate every season, while rearing the chick is shared by both of the parents. Please note the tour boat does navigate extremely close to the island, providing an excellent photo opportunity for our passengers. So, remember to bring your binoculars!

Important: For passengers with early morning arrivals in Iceland on flights from North America, this tour is not recommended as passengers generally arrive at their hotel around 8am, and any delays could cause you to miss the tour departure. The afternoon departure is a great option for those looking to take this tour on their arrival day. Icelandair cannot reimburse passengers for unused portions of a package or land only travel once travel starts. Also be aware that puffin sightings are not guaranteed. 

Booking Directions

  • Click on the gold "Book Now" button above, then select your arrival date & and the number nights of Iceland, then find this add-on under 'Nature Tours' on the following screen
  • If your booking is not in conjunction with a previously booked Fly & Hotel vacation package, be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted during the booking process
  • After submitting your payment details, a confirmation will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking

Image Guide

1 A puffin 2 Tour boat at Akurey island

  • Pick-up and drop-off between your Reykjavik hotel and the tour (this tour will not pick up passengers staying at hotels outside of Reykjavik)
  • Guided tour per itinerary
  • Meals and refreshments not mentioned in itinerary
  • Please note this tour will not pick up passengers staying at hotels outside of Reykjavik
  • Puffin sightings are not guaranteed. No refund or reduction in price if puffins are not seen during tour
  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements once a tour starts
  • All inquiries on change or cancellation requests must be sent to
  • Full Icelandair package terms and conditions can be found here