Puffin Tour Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Snæfellsnes Peninsula


Just off the coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula near the town of Grundarfjörður is the small island of Melrakkaey, complete with towering sea cliffs of basalt columns. These stunning environmental conditions attract the presence of hundreds of puffins. On a traditional oak boat called a Láki, you'll get as close to the cliffs as possible to see these small birds with their brightly colored beaks.

After observing the basalt cliffs, enjoy sailing around the island's nature reserve to view other bird species that nest in the area, including shags, cormorants, guillemots, kittiwakes, and many others. On your way back, soak up the beautiful scenery of the fjord, which includes views of Mt Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. This tour is a perfect family outing and a great opportunity for photographers.

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