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Photo: Guðrún Inga Hannesdóttir
Photo: Guðrún Inga Hannesdóttir

Migratory birds are flocking to their summer breeding grounds in Iceland and puffins arrive almost at the same time each year, i.e. around 10th of April. 

Atlantic puffins spend most of their lives at sea, but return in the spring to coastal locations to breed during the summer. Upon arrival they look for their burrows, start cleaning it and make it ready for the coming season.

The puffin is probably Iceland’s most popular bird due to its incredibly cute and funny appearance, with its colorful beak and slightly peculiar look and walk. Puffin watching is one of the top favorite summer activities for visitors in Iceland.