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Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching

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    What to Expect
    The puffin watching tour commences at our ticket office by Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík. There you can buy tickets or exchange a voucher for a prepaid trip. 

    The tour is a fun and easy adventure on a boat. A guide will meet you on board one of our smaller boats, which are docked at the floating pier in front of the Whale Watching Centre.  Depending on the tides and conditions on the islands our captains will take you to either Akurey 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 closer 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Old Harbour, 101 Reykjavík
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Use of raincoats
    • Use of binoculars
    • Excellent guidance
    Exclusions
    • Tripod for better camera stability (if taking photographs)
    • A good zoom lens for close up photographs (if taking photographs)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • As the birds are small in size, we recommend bringing a tripod and a good zoom lens for 'close up' photography and/or binoculars (also available to lend on board)
    • The deck on the boat can be slippery. We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear. For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and I went on this. We had planned to go the day before but the sea was too choppy. We booked our tickets at one of the tourist information centres. Our trip was to Puffin Island - you get close but you don't land. We saw hundreds of puffins, They are smallish birds and
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear JohnFee, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers with such detail. We're glad you had a good experience of our customer service and that you enjoyed the convenience of watching puffins from Reykjavík city. All the best, The Elding team
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    Arrived early from the US and went straight to the puffin tour. What a great way to wind down after a long flight! Our guide was fabulous, very knowledgeable and funny!! Saw lots of puffins !!Highly recommended!!
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear davgamm, Thank you for taking the time to rate our Classic Puffin tour from Reykjavík. We're glad you enjoyed the adorable birds and services provided by our lovely crew. All the best, The Elding team
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    It was likely a once in a lifetime experience and seeing puffins flying around with the beautiful harbor in the background was lovely but the breeze makes cold weather colder and the birds are so tiny you can hardly tell the puffins from the other types of birds. Everyone was
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear jennifermccreary, Thank you for taking the time to review our services. The birds are indeed small in size which is why we do our best to get as close as possible to the islands without disturbing any natural behaviour - we also offer free use of binoculars during the tour and provide photos after the tour taken by our guide. We do hope you managed to stay warm during the tour and that you enjoyed the convenience of not having to travel so far to see the wonderful puffins. All the best, The Elding team
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    The whole trip was very well organised. Our guide was knowledgable and helpful. The boat was very clean and perfectly suited to the trip. The trip delivered, we saw lots of puffins and learned a lot about them.
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear GillF625, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the puffins in their natural environment. All the best, The Elding team
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    Make sure you have plenty of warm and waterproof clothing, it can be cold and at times a little wet. The day we went was quite windy so the sea was a little choppy, which made photography challenging. The puffins were quite a way from the boat and hard to see, but when the boat
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    Response from EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Roger T, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for giving future travellers advise on what to bring and expect. We're glad you enjoyed the puffins despite the wind and tricky photography opportunities. All the best, The Elding team
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    • Elding Whale Watching
    • Duration: 1h 30m
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