Smartly dressed in black and white finery and sporting a colorful beak and expressive black eyes, the Atlantic Puffin is one of nature’s most adorable creatures.
Puffins are picky about where they live, and in Lofoten, the puffins are to be found on the islands of Værøy and Røst – the happy couples return to the same burrows each year. Puffins are pure seabirds and they only come to land to lay and hatch their eggs.
Puffins live mostly on the water and are excellent fliers, swimmers, and divers. They flap their wings 400 beats per minute to reach speeds up to 55 mph. They dive up to 200 feet below the water’s surface still flapping their wings while hunting for fish – their large, orange feet help them steer.
Our PUFFI is the mascot of the Lofotodden National Park Visitors Center. He is 30 cm tall from head to toe, and he is made of 100% polyster plush.