The Puffin is now estimated the most valuable bird in Iceland. The Eider used to take up first place because of its precious down so highly rated in duvets and pillows.
Tourists travel to known Puffin places to see and photograph the bird and Puffin souvenirs are very popular.
The Puffin makes its nest in holes near the top of sea cliffs. In some places the Puffins are very tame and you can easily watch them sitting beside their underground nests.