Tour Operator: Elding Adventure at Sea 5 hours Travel method:   Boat Region / Starts from: Capital Region
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Reykjavík Whales & Puffins

The combo consists of two tours - a puffin tour on a smaller boat where we take you to one of the three islands just off Reykjavík where each year thousands of birds come to breed and a whale watching tour that takes you further into the bay to see the incredible whales (humpbacks / minkes) and dolphins that live in our bay. 

Availability is as follows:
START TIME 09:00 (09:00 Whale tour & 14:00 Puffin tour)
START TIME 10:00 (10:00 Puffin tour & 13:00 Whale tour)
START TIME 12:00 (12:00 Puffin tour & 14:00 Whale tour)

Please keep in mind that the above stated start times are not all available every day that this combo tour operates. Please refer to the booking calendar to see what tours are available on your preferred tour date.

Puffin watching is a fun and easy adventure on a boat. Depending on the tides and conditions on the islands our captains will take you to either Akurey, Engey or Lundey. The islands are well known for their plentiful birdlife and in addition to puffins you have the opportunity to view other birds such as eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots and cormorants.The island's shores are rocky but our captains know the best spots to get close to the puffins in their natural habitat. If the weather is right we might even turn off the engines so that you can enjoy the nature better and listen to the bird's calls. During the tour the crew will tell you interesting facts and tales about the puffins and the surroundings. The puffin tour is roughly 1 hour.

Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the Minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. The whale watching tour lasts around 3 hours overall.

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
Very easy
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
  • Excellent English guidance 
  • 3 hour whale watching tour on a big boat
  • 1 hour puffin tour on a smaller boat
  • Free WiFi 
  • Use of warm overalls
  • WC facilities

Meeting point
Please stop by the Elding office in the Old Harbour no later than 15 min. prior to tour departure to collect your ticket(s).
Meeting points:
  • Elding's ticket office at the Old Harbour, Ægisgarður 5c, Reykjavík, 101
Important information
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Appropriate clothing