EL-05 Puffin tour

The charismatic birds live on the North-Atlantic Ocean during the winter and do not arrive at the puffin colonies until the beginning of the breeding season. The puffin lays one egg per year, and keeps the same mate every season. Rearing the chick is shared by both puffin parents. Puffins often live 20 years or more.

During the puffin season we offer 1 hour puffin tours at 9:30 and 15:00 we use small boat that brings you close to the island for perfect view.  For your comfort we offer you binoculars free for your use on board the boat.

Period: May 15th - August 15th

Time: 09:30 and 15:00 every day

Puffin watching
                          - Adults:                                    5000 ISK / 30 €
                          - Children, 7-15 years old:         2500 ISK / 15 € 

Read more about puffins in Iceland on University of Iceland web site.


Pick-up: Pick-up is available from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík area for an additional 1000 ISK / €6. The pick-up starts 45 min before departure.


Terms and connditions of Elding RWW
Important to keep in mind when going out at sea…
o         Please be aware that we are sailing in the open Atlantic Ocean. The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and can change rapidly, therefore the captain can decide to cancel the tour on short notice for safety reasons.
o         Please be aware that the weather on land can be totally different from the condition at sea. The captain always estimates the sea conditions based on informaion from the Icelandic Weather Report, the Icelandic Maritime Administration and years of experience.
o         Please be aware that people are very dissimilar regarding sea sickness, please ask for sea sickness tablets if you think that you are sensitive for sea sickness. We provide them free of charge.
o         Please take good notice of the safety information that is provided in the beginning of the tour. This is very important for your own safety.
o         Please be aware that the tour is run in wild nature and we can not control what or when we spot the animals. We do our best and use our expertise in the area but there is no guarantee and do not refund the ticket price due to no sighting. We however offer our passengers complimentary tour if there are no sightings on the tour (complimentary tickets are only valid for return passengers).
o         On board we offer warm overalls, raincoats and blankets, but we strongly recommend to dress warmly as the arctic wind at sea can be chilly, even on the warmest days.
o         Our crew members do their best to assist you on the tours so please turn to one of them if you are not feeling well, need information or need any assistant.
o         Please always walk backwards down alls stairs on board the boat and hold on the handrail.
o         Please be aware that the deck/floor on the boat can be weat and therefore slippery.
o         Please always hold on to something solid to maintain your balance, as the boat is constantly moving and there is a possibility of falling.
o         Please take good care of all children, children under 12 years old are required to wear life jackets during the tour.
o         Our priority is our passengers’ safety, comfort and pleasure. All safety regulations and demands of the Icelandic Maritime Administration are met and fulfilled. Members of the crew are skilled and experienced; they have gone through the STCW training at Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre in Reykjavik.
We hope that you will enjoy our service.