It was an early morning on a cold, rainy Monday, but we weren't going to let that stop us from watching the nesting puffins at Borgarfardarhöfn.
The drive from the ring road took us roughly an hour there and an hour back, so it was a fairly long detour on our road trip across the country. The drive is along a narrow and bumpy route up the mountain and down to the seashore.
We walked up to the viewing platform and were immediately greeted by sideways rain and flying puffins. There were hundreds of birds lining the steep cliff face. Some were fishing in the water and others were grooming or nesting. It was incredible to see that many puffins in their natural habitat.
We were the only ones facing the elements out on the platform, and we enjoyed every minute of privacy with the glorious birds. I was able to take almost 1,000 pictures in a single hour.
Puffins are all over Iceland, and we saw a few in other places. The concentration of birds in Borgarfardarhöfn is what made this detour well worth our time. The experience is unmatched, and we were so glad to have spent our morning here.