May 14, 2018

See Iceland’s Famous Puffins with This Tour from Icelandair!

Iceland is home to a variety of unique wildlife that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. One of the country’s most memorable (and cutest) animals are puffins. With this tour from Icelandair, you can now get closer to them than ever before.

The memorable tour lasts for one hour and departs from Reykjavík’s beautiful harbor. You’ll board “Old Skulli,” a comfortable wooden boat, and visit two small islands in the Reykjavík bay area filled with all kinds of vibrant birds, including adorable puffins. On the tour, you’ll learn about the species, as well as other Icelandic birds, including the northern fulmar, gulls, arctic terns, and black guillemots.

Most people don’t know that puffins actually spend most of their lives at sea. However, they do return to land when they start to form breeding colonies. Iceland just happens to be the spot for one of these colonies. In fact, it is the breeding home for around 60 percent of the world’s Atlantic puffins. There are an estimated three to four million puffins in the world, and this tour from Icelandair could help you see them!

This deal is perfect for bird watchers and tourists alike! Planning on going on this tour? Let us know and be sure to tweet us an adorable puffin photo @IcelandNatural!