Water activity

Reykjavík: RIB Speed-Boat Puffin Watching Tour

4.4 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Katla Whale Watching
Water activity

Reykjavík: RIB Speed-Boat Puffin Watching Tour

Activity provider: Katla Whale Watching

From US$ 70.64 per person

See the puffins for yourself on this 1-hour speedboat trip. Be taken to some of the most populated 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. From there you are taken out to the Bay of Reykjavik on a custom-built speedboat 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
  • Guided tour
  • Life vest
  • Pickup and drop-off (available for purchase as an add-on)
  • Food and drinks
  • Waterproof shoes
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)

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Meeting point

Please find your way to a little wooden hut (in a row of wooden huts) marked REYKJAVIK BY BOAT. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before departure, in order to prepare for the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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Loved it! The RIB boat was a supper fun ride, the guide gave us lots of interesting information (both about Puffins and about Iceland) and we saw thousands of Puffins!! I highly recommed this tour.!

July 27, 2022

Wir haben hunderte von Papageientauchern gesehen, richtig toll !!!!

July 12, 2022


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

Product ID: 383372