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Special Tours - Puffin Express

AEgisgarour 13 | Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 560 8800
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Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik
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The Puffin Watching tours with Special Tours, Puffin Express, have been popular for over a decade! Special Tours is a pioneer in Puffin Watching in Iceland. Our expertise, 15 years of experience, and our especially designed boat, Skúlaskeið or “Old Skuli”, make us the leading expert in the area. The Puffin Express adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and they only take one hour. It is an inexpensive and charming option for everyone.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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AEgisgarour 13 | Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a surprise to see puffins in September! While sadly global warming is upending the planet, it provided us with the opportunity to see puffin stragglers. The boat ride was smooth and the captain could get close to the islands without disturbing the birds. The...More

Thank Fanofsrilanka
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass along the compliments to our puffin guide and captain.The puffins stayed much later than they normally do this year so we were able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely trip to see the puffins before they departed for winter. They are quite small so you may not get to see them up close! Very good guide, lots of information and interesting facts about puffins. Also just nice to see Reykjavík from the sea.More

Thank eavanod
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass along the compliments to our puffin guide. The puffins ended up staying much later than expected this year so we were able to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Puffin Express tour during the last week of the puffin season which may explain why we saw so few puffins on the shore. There were no puffins at our first viewing place, mainly distant and difficult to view puffins in the air...More

Thank dadndoc
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us to see the puffins. We only operate this tour during the summer months when we know that the puffins...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the tour twice with 2 different friends because it was affordable and due to the change in weather. The first tour had an excellent captain who could maneuver the boat through the choppy waves. There were many puffins on the island but...More

Thank stacygeorg
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours, and that you joined us twice! We will pass along the compliments to our captain and puffin guides. The puffins spend most of their time living...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked back-to-back tours for the whales and the puffins when we arrived in Iceland. Special Tours lived up to their names. The staff made sure that everyone had a good time. If you are going to photograph the puffins make sure that you have...More

Thank bdbd231
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your what watching and puffin express tours with us and will pass along the compliments to our staff. The puffins are definitely small and fast-we recommend using a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Iceland before they leave for their long ocean odyssey in mid-September, a puffin tour is a must-see. They're gone by mid-September for several months! Our guide was wonderful. After a very informative one hour boat ride out of Reykjavik harbor, he sang...More

Thank Winternest1975
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your puffin express tour with us and will let our puffin guide know. The puffins are just here for their breeding season during the summer months-they are usually gone by...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is fun and easy trip. In addition to seeing Puffins you also get great views of Reykjavik and the surrounding countryside. Lots of good photo ops. The tour guide was friendly, attentive and knowledgalbe. I would put this near the top of your list...More

Thank Joseph M
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us to see the puffins and will pass along the compliments to our puffin guide. On clear days you also do get absolutely stunning landscape views of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good trip with very friendly guide. Good news was we found plenty of puffins & some skuas trying to steal their food. Only a few months of the year you can make this trip when the puffins are in residence so if you get the...More

Thank Levadadog
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour to see the puffins, and will pass along the compliments to our guide. The puffins need to be quick bringing their fish back to their nests,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the tour in the beginning of August. It was a fun and easy tour. We had a great time! The boat was nice, the tour guide was very good and friendly and the puffins were great!More

Thank M_M_Gav
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the puffins. We will pass along the compliments to our puffin guide-our crew always has fun on these puffins tours. The puffins are only...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When one sees the puffin voyages advertised it shows large, beautiful pictures of the puffins. In reality, the puffins are miniscule and when we reached "Puffin Island" most of the birds we saw were seagulls. Puffins were flying around but were very fast and we...More

Thank JohnvanHoudt
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours - Puffin Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write your review! Puffins are notoriously difficult to photograph as they are small and very fast. For photography purposes we always recommend using a long lens (this is what was used to take the photographs of...More

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NekoCat
19 March 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for the question! We usually recommend booking several days in advance as it happens frequently that the Puffin Express tours are sold out. You can always contact us closer to the time of your trip to... More
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dileepsri
26 July 2015|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello, Our Puffin Express tours sail at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 in May. From June-August they sail at 8:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30 and 16:00. You can see puffins on all of the tours, but some passengers prefer the very early or... More
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