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Puffin & Sightseeing



The Puffin is an adorable bird, in his black and white suit with his puppy-eyes. No wonder puffins have become an icon for Icelandic travelers.

  • Did you know that puffins were an important source of food for locals for decades?
  • Did you know that it’s still legal to catch puffins and they are considered a delicacy? (sorry!)

In this sightseeing tour around the island, our local guide, an experienced (sorry again!) but retired puffin hunter will catch a live puffin for you which you can hold in your hand for a moment while you, we or your team take a picture of you two together. Please note that the birds are wild and really difficult to hold. You will get gloves for your protection. After those precious moments you will throw the bird in the air and set him free.

Available daily from 1. July to 10. August 2017. The reason for such a short time-span is that we do not want to disturb the birds while they are raising their youngs and after 10. August they start moving off to other locations for the winter season.

Time and duration

– At 10:00 and 14:00
– Maximum: 10 persons per tour!

Duration: 2-2,5 hours.


Price: 15.000 ISK
Children (6-16): 7.500 ISK
Children (<6y): No charge


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