The Atlantic Puffin (lundi in Icelandic) is around 10 inches (18cm) tall, weighs about 500 grams and is known for its colorful beak (or bill) which, along with his feet, turns brightly orange in preparation for breeding season. During the breeding season, which is from april to mid-august, the puffins come to land. The birds are monogamous and give biparental care, laying only one egg in an underground nest, using their beaks and feet to dig burrows in the soil on steep sea cliffs or offshore islands. In winter time the species live on the open ocean, far from land.
The Puffins prey on fish by diving underwater to depths of up to 200 feet (70m). Their food include herring, sprat and sand eels. The avarage catch of a puffin is around 12 fish per trip which they hold by using their raspy tounge while leaving their beak free to catch more.
The charismatic puffins arrive in Iceland in April and depart at the end of August. Near Reykjavik you can find two puffin islands, Akurey and Lundey. Puffins also breed in Vestmannaeyjar islands.
You can see Puffins in the breeding season on following tours :