The Puffin

The Westman Islands host the largest puffin colony in the world and travellers flock to Heimaey every summer to catch a glimpse of the iconic bird. The puffin is a relentless worker and burrows into the hills where the nest lies secure.

In our tours, Bjarnarey Island and Elephant Rock, our trails will take you close to the puffin burrows where you can watch the puffin do his work.

On Bjarnarey island is a large puffin colony. You can take out your camera and hike to the nesting area for great photos. Or just sit back on our porch and enjoy the stunning view.