From Reykjavík: Puffin Watching Tour by Speedboat

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Enjoy a fun ride on a speedboat tour from Reykjavik to the small islands home to thousands of puffins. Watch the adorable birds in their natural habitat, and look out for other bird life.


  • See thousands of puffins up close
  • Learn all about them from our knowledgeable guides
  • Enjoy a fun ride on the speedboat


The puffin watching tours with Special Tours, have been popular for over a decade! Special Tours is a pioneer in puffin watching in Iceland. More than 20 years of experience and a great selection of boats make us the first choice in puffin watching tours. The Puffin Express by RIB Speedboat is the perfect option for an exciting, fast tour that presents the opportunity to get really close to the birds! The adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and they only take one hour. Lundey and Akurey are two small islands located in the Reykjavík bay area, only 15 minutes away from Reykjavík‘s Old harbour, from where we depart. The islands are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. The island‘s shores are rocky but our RIB speedboats are perfect to get as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draft. When we arrive to the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings. Our licensed guide shares lots of information about the puffins and other birds of interest that are often seen on the puffin watching tours. Other birds spotted include northern fulmars, gulls, arctic terns, and black guillemots. Our puffin express by speedboat are fun and educational, and they only take one hour, which is convenient for Iceland‘s tourists’ precious time. NEW Special Tours Iceland app with 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish and simplified Chinese) available for Android and Apple. It is available for all clients to download during their tour, with both text and audio information. The app is as close to an audio guided wildlife adventure as possible.


Full-body waterproof suit Goggles Guided tour Life vest

Important Information

  • The tour is dependent on the weather conditions. The captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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