I chose not to book ahead upon arriving in Iceland and found several tours available in the Harbor area. Most were geared towards Puffins and Whale watching. This one seemed to offer a tour of Reykjavik by boat with some puffin watching thrown in as well. In fact. We followed the puffin tour boat out towards the viewing area where there were few puffins to be found.
I’m glad I avoided the puffin only tour, I’d have been disappointed, and with their glossy photos they attract lots of kids. Even the. smaller boats that promise to get you closer probably don’t see many..
Did this on the spur of the moment after our Whale watching trip. Well worth it, informative trip around the harbour stopping off at the islands in the harbour to watch the Puffins up close.
Went for a tour mainly bcs if puffins, didn’t see many, but the tour itself was nice. Old oak boat, knowledgeable guide and beautiful weather. I recommend this activity for those seeking for puffins + smt extra. Besides it coasts cheaper, than puffin express 😉
Main agenda item was to see some puffins. We did but not a lot, not the boats fault. We were given good binoculars which really helped. Cruising through the open waters you got an idea how big Reykjavik is. From the water, you have some great new perspectives looking at Mt Esja, the Yoko Ono peace memorial, the glistening windows of the Harpa Center, the Sun Voyager statue/children’s climbing structure, a famous Icelandic ,Obie producer’s water front home, and harbor views all while being given an oral tour by our guide.