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Reykjavík: RIB Speed-Boat Puffin Watching Tour

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Reykjavík: RIB Speed-Boat Puffin Watching Tour

Activity provider: Katla Whale Watching
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From US$ 50.81 per person

Experience the wonders of puffins in the wild on this 1-hour speed-boat trip from Reykjavik. Be taken to some of the leading puffin islands in Iceland, and learn how Iceland is home to 60% of the world's puffin population.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • Get up close to the wild and free puffins
  • Travel on a RIB speed boat to get even closer to the colonies
  • Sail along the coastline of Reykjavík, seeing the Harpa Concert Hall from sea
Full description
Experience the natural wonders of puffins out in the wild. Throughout this 1-hour tour, adorn yourself in a full body suit to keep you warm and dry, with goggles and scarfs also provided. From there you are taken out to the Bay of Reykjavik on a custom-built speed boat with suspension seats. Travel towards the puffin-populated islands, which are home to approximately 40,000 puffins. Iceland has the biggest puffin colony in the world, with approximately 60% of the world's puffins. This tour allows you to get up close and personal to these colonies, providing you with perfect photo opportunities. Aboard your speed boat you can get much closer to the islands than with bigger boats. This mobility helps in providing you with a more unique experience. At the conclusion of your hour out on the water, your boat returns you to your tour starting point.
  • Full-body waterproof suit
  • Goggles
  • Scarf (which can keep following your trip)
  • Guided tour
  • Life west
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Waterproof shoes
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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4.2 /5

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Excellent tour! Our guide Siggy shared so much fun information about puffins with us and made sure everyone was comfortable. Captain Frederic made sure that we had a fun ride on the speed boat. Nice fun, quick trip close to town. Definitely recommend for a nice afternoon activity during puffin season.

August 24, 2021

Absolutely amazing!! Guides were kind and extremely helpful. 10/10 recommend

July 23, 2021

Overall an amazing trip from start to finish! I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see the puffins

June 27, 2021

Product ID: 383372