DESCRIPTION

In this one hour puffin tour we visit either the islands Akurey or Lundey, depending on the tide.  Both small island close by Reykjavik densely populated with thousands of puffins in the summer.

Included in the puffin tour is extended harbour tour, including sights as: Engey island, Viðey island with the monument Milestones made by Richard Serra and Imagine Peace made by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon.

Also the beautiful Reykjavik coastline with the famous house Höfði, the sculpture Sun Voyager and a new view to Harpa concert hall and conference center.

Our puffin watching tours focuses on the islands Akurey and Lundey that are known for their plentiful bird life. Depending on the tides and conditions on the islands the captain decides each morning which island to sail towards. The island’s shores are rocky but our captains know the best spots to get close to the puffins in their natural habitat.

The yacht is very stable which is convenient when photographing, spacious and very comfortable. On board is education material and informations about the islands, the birds and a kids corner.

Atlantic Puffin [Fratercula arctica]
The puffin is by far the commonest of Iceland’s auk species. Breeding pairs of puffins number in the millions, and their major breeding location for puffins is in the islands Engey, Akurey, Lundey and Westman Islands. Puffins lay their eggs in burrows which they dig in the turf of islands and cliffs, and also in cracks and fissures in screes and bird cliffs. The birds leave their burrows in early August, and have usually departed for the ocean by September.

Additional Information

These tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We recommend to dress in warm clothes as the weather can change quickly. If you join the tour and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join us on the next available departure. See terms & conditions for more information.

INCLUDED

  • 100% sightings
  • Use of binoculars
  • Panoramic view
  • Overalls & Blankets
  • Guided tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Extra harbour tour
  • Good stability
  • Spacious area
  • Kids corner

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxury Yacht Cruise
  • Reykjavík City Lights
  • Faxaflói Bay
  • Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre
  • Sun Voyager
  • Viðey
  • Imagine Peace Tower

DETAILS

Season:
20 May – 20 August

Departures:

9:00 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00 / 17:00 / 19:00 / 21:00

Duration:
1 hour

PRICE

Adults:
6.900 ISK

Teenagers (7-15 years):
50% Discount

Children (0-6 years):
Free

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For more information please send us a note at info@harpayachts.is or call us at (+354) 779 7779