Puffin tour Grundafjordur

Puffin Tour Grundarfjörður

A must for birdwatchers is our puffin tour from Grundarfjordur. See hundreds of puffins on and around Melrakkaey island just outside of Grundarfjordur. On Láki, our traditional, oak boat, we get as close to the island as possible to see these small birds. Melrakkaey island is a unique place to see puffins in Iceland.

Season: June 15 until 20 August

(dependent on the when puffins leave)


1-1.5 hours


We recommend warm clothes


Puffin Tour Grundarfjordur

The presence of hundreds of puffins on and around Melrakkaey Island with its basalt columns is a sight to behold. On our traditional oak boat, Láki, we get as close to the cliffs as possible to see these small birds with their brightly coloured beaks.

Great Place for Bird Watching in Snaefellsnes

We then sail around the island nature reserve to get a view of the other birds that nest there, including shags, cormorants, guillemots, kittiwakes and many others. A one-hour plus tour on Láki offers the maximum potential to see these endearing creatures in their nesting environment. On our way home, we get to soak up the beautiful scenery of the fjord which includes Mt Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. This tour is a perfect family outing and a great opportunity for photographers.

Location: Nesvegur 5, 350 Grundarfjöður.
GPS: La: 64.926713 Le:-23.257011

Daily departures from Grundarfjörður:

Season 2024

Our puffin tour from Grundarfjordur is available between June 15 and approx 20 August (depending on when the puffins leave)

15 June to 30 June – daily departures at 13:00 and 15:00

1 July to 20 August – daily departures at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00



Interested to combine birdwatching with a sea-angling trip? Learn more about our tour from Grundarfjordur by clicking this LINK. We also offer whale watching tours from the neighboring town Olafsvik. Learn more about our whale watching tour from Olafsvik by clicking this LINK.