Puffins for three days

Puffin - Arctic Exposure

We run our Three days of Puffins from May to August each year. On this private photo tour for two, we start the tour in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, with 9 am hotel pick up by our local guide. We visit the South Coast of Iceland and focus on photographing the puffing and sunsets at our puffing locations. We also stop at many of the beautiful waterfalls on the South coast.
We also offer Puffin day tours, and in our Around Iceland Summer Workshop from May-August, we dedicate two whole days of photography to puffins in both South and North of Iceland.

The Atlantic Puffin travels to land in the summer to nest during the warmer months. Iceland has the largest Atlantic puffin colony in the world, more than half the population comes to Iceland to nest in May, June, July, and August. Puffins are calm while nesting and can dig burrows with their beaks and wings. Their flying style is frenzied but Puffins’ wings can beat up to 440 times per minute.

In our Puffins for three days, we don’t have a detailed itinerary but we’ll visit great landscapes and focus on Puffins when the timing is right as we follow the light and weather. Here are a few locations you will see on this tour.

Vík í Mýrdal
Glaciers – a few options on the way
Glacier Lagoon
And our secret Puffin spots that we only offer to our clients

Please keep in mind that your native photography guide will plan each day based on light and weather conditions so you get the most out of your tour.

We then end the tour back in Reykjavik around 6 pm on the third day.

This tour can be customized to suit your preference, contact us for and we will create your dream tour with you.


The Atlantic Puffin – Secret Puffin spots

Waterfalls – Some of Iceland's most famous waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss

Glacier lagoon – and glaciers

Summer landscapes – amazing landscape to capture in Icelandic summer colours

Duration – 3 days / 2 nights

Activity level – Easy

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Payment info
  • Deposit payment of $500 USD upon booking
  • Payment in full 60 days prior to the tour starting date
  • Single room suppliment adds $300 USD pr. person
  • contact us at info@arcticexposure.is for a quote for groups larger than 2 persons

Total price: $4,900 USD (for 2 persons)

What's included
  • Photography tutoring and guidance by a native landscape photographer
  • Transportation with spacious and modified 4×4 trucks.
  • Double occupancy accommodation for two nights, single rooms available upon request
  • Packing list for the tour, with recommended equipment and clothing
What's not included
  • International Flights
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Meals and Snack
  • Alcohol and drinks

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