Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik


Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik (1 Hour)Select a departure time to suit your schedule and then depart from your Reykjavík hotel (if pickup option selected). If you have not added the hotel pickup then you will meet us in Reykjavík's Old Harbour where you will board a comfortable boat destined for the idyllic island of Akurey, famed for its dense puffin population. Find a comfortable seat on board and warm yourself with a soft, provided blanket while listening to illuminating narration that details the behavior and physiology of the puffins.  As you approach the island, gaze out of the window and marvel at the agile birds as they dive into the water for fish. Use binoculars to get a closer look at the puffins and scour the sea for other bird species like Arctic terns, black guillemots and northern fulmars.  Arrive at the rocky shores of Akurey and circle the island for more prime puffin vantage points. Then, make the serene journey back to land where your hotel drop off will be waiting (if option selected).' Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik (2.5 or 3.5 Hours)Opt for a tour length and departure time to suit to your schedule and then embark on either a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat ride. Depart from your Reykjavik hotel (if option selected) and travel to the quaint Old Harbour to board your luxurious whale-watching vessel. Keep your eyes open for common sightings of minke whales and humpback whales while your guide helps scan the open seas. While listening to illuminating natural commentary from your guide, scan the calm ocean for sightings of other wildlife species like white-beaked dolphins and porpoises. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready for common sightings of minke whales and humpback whales! Revitalize with steaming beverages like hot chocolate and aromatic coffee throughout your cruise in the inside viewing area (at your own expense). After capturing countless photographs of majestic whales,relax during the journey by boat and coach to your Reykjavik hotel (if option selected). In the unlikely event you don’t spot any whales in Faxaflói Bay, receive a complimentary ticket for another whale-watching cruise.  Please note: You can choose to take the tours on the same day, or across separate days during your Iceland vacation.

Tour info

4 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Get up close to Iceland’s majestic wildlife on this Reykjavik Super Saver that combines a 1-hour puffin cruise and a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour for a discounted price. Choose which days and in what order you wish to take the tours, then wrap up warmly and head for the harbor. Glide around the rocky shores of Akurey island and watch enchanted as puffins nest and dive into the sea for food. Then, on the whale-watching tour, set off through Faxaflói Bay in search of minke whales, humpbacks and more. The 9:00 departure begins with a 3-3.5 hour whale watching tour followed by the Puffin Express. The 10:00 departure begins with an express 2-2.5 hour whale watching tour followed by the Puffin Express. The 12:30 departure begins with the Puffin Express, followed by an express 2-2.5 whale watching tour.

What’s included?

  • Free Wi-Fi on whale-watching cruise

  • Warm overalls on whale-watching cruise

  • Binoculars on the puffin cruise

  • NEW - Special Tours App (available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese)

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel transfers (available to purchase separately)

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

We are following all health & safety guidelines in accordance with the Icelandic government. The gathering ban is set to 100 people, so capacity has been adjusted accordingly. Masks must be worn during both of the tours. Please respect the 2 meter social distancing while checking in and queuing.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Special Tours

About operator:

Special Tours operates sea adventures from Reykjavik city centre with over 20 years of experience. Whale Watching tours are operated year round, with additional tours consisting of Northern Lights by Boat, Puffin Watching, Sea Angling, RIB Express Whale Watching and a New Years Fireworks Cruise. Special Tours Wildlife Adventures is known among passengers and partners for its ambitious & hard working team, aiming for great adventures for every tour and for every client. Our main focus is comfort and personal service, while making sure we protect and respect the environment. We have a skilled & friendly crew, as well as an experienced guide on every tour.

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