This tour is a combination of family friendly activities keeping it stress free and fun.
Your day starts at the old harbour in Reykjavik and it only takes us about 15 minutes to reach the Puffin island, Akurey where the guide will share information about the buildings & islands that can be spotted on the way.
The islands we visit are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. The island‘s shores are rocky but our boat Old Skuli is specially designed to take us 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 while our expert guide tells you all the facts and fun stories about the cute Puffins and other wildlife in the area.
This tour is operated in cooperation with Special Tours.
Laxnes & Puffins
The Atlantic Puffin is one of three Puffin species in the world. It is well known for its bright and colourful beak. The Puffin is a migratory animal, and only comes to land once a year to nest. Usually between May and August.
It digs a burrow into the ground where it lays the egg. Puffins are extremely good divers, being able to dive down to 60m for food. It is well adapted to life in the water, but is a clumsy flyer.