AKUREY AND LUNDEY: THE PUFFIN ISLES
We set off on a cruise around the bay of Reykjavík to discover its history and landscape headed to two uninhabited islets home to puffins, where we can observe them living undisturbed together with many other species of wild birds.
What we will see
- Cruise in the bay of Reykjavík
- Islands of Akurey and Lundey
- Puffin sighting
What we will do
- Our excursion starts directly at the port, where we board a boat and set off on a cruise around the bay of Reykjavík, the most ancient permanent settlement on the island and the northernmost capital in the world.
- Together with an expert guide, we discover the history of Reykjavík and the surrounding region, admire the main sights and learn more about the geological characteristics of the bay as we get acquainted with the local fauna.
- We reach the islands of Akurey and Lundey, located 15 minutes from the port of Reykjavík. They are two uninhabited islets where around 30,000 puffins make their nests during the summer months. Puffins are small black and white birds with a funny colourful parrot-like beak of a triangular shape.
- Our boat turns the motor off as we approach the islands so we can observe the birds without scaring them. We can thus see them in their natural habitat as they lead their everyday lives.
- On the gentle outlines along the low coast, we can admire a variety of other colourful birds that make of this unspoilt places a true temple for wild animals, including seagulls, fulmars, Arctic terns and black urias.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
- There is limited availability of Italian speaking guides; if none are available, the excursion will be conducted in English.