Ingólfshöfði - Puffin tour



Ingólfshöfði - Puffin tour

A fun and unique tour of Ingólfshöfði Nature Reserve that begins with a hay cart before exploring the area on foot with a guide. The reserve is an isolated headland and home to thousands of nesting seabirds such as puffin and great skuas. The hike is about 1 and half hour around Ingólfshöfði Cape, named after Iceland’s first settler Ingólfur Arnarson, and starts with a steep sand slope and rocky terrain but after that, it is mostly flat land. Season from 20 May – 20 August.

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Highlights

  • Puffin watching
  • Stunning landscape and bird watching
  • Tractor-drawn hay cart ride
  • Adventure off the beaten path
  • Outdoor activities

Included

  • Guided tour with a local
  • Hay cart ride

Please bring with you

  • Hiking boots
  • Good clothing based on weather, area is exposed to winds and rain
  • Gloves and hat
  • Camera (optional)

Information

  • Departure times: 10:15 and 13:30
  • No tours on Sundays
  • Meeting place: Ingólfshöfði check in hut, 2 km south of the main road
  • Children younger than 4 years old are welcomed, but it is recommended that that traveler with young children book with a few hours’ notice in case the weather is a challenge.
  • Difficulty: Easy but the hike is steep, to begin with, and then mostly flat (3 km)
 

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