Viðey Island is a unique site that combines history, art and nature. It is only a few minutes away from the city by boat and is well known for its tranquility and the spirit of bygone centuries.
Elding Adventure at Sea runs the ferry to Viðey Island for the city of Reykjavík. The island holds a special place in the heart of Icelanders and foreign visitors are always understanding better what the island has to offer. It is a natural treasure in the heart of Reykjavík, a perfect place for individuals, friends and families wanting to enjoy a relaxing but also adventurous getaway from city life.
On Viðey Island you can enjoy the beautiful unspoiled nature, the island’s various artworks, learn about its interesting history, sit down for a picnic or enjoy nice refreshments in Viðeyjarstofa café, bistro and restaurant. The ferry runs all year round, and each season has its own charm.
|Summer ferry||May 15th – September 30th||Hourly from 11:15 – 17:15||1-8 hours|
|Winter ferry on||October 1st – May 14th ( on weekends)||Hourly from 13:15 – 15:15||1-8 hours|
|Imagine Peace Tours||October 9th – December 8th||At 20:00||1,5-2 hours|
|Exclusive tours||All year round||Upon request||open|
Skarfabakki is the main departure point for the Viðey ferry. It’s about 4.5 km walk from the Downtown tourist information centre, passing many points of interest
on the shoreline. It is also connected by city bus n°5 departing from Hlemmur bus station. Skarfabakki is also one of the stops on the Hop On – Hop Off City Sightseeing Bus route.
Tickets are available at the ticket office in Skarfabakki before departure and at Elding’s ticket office in Reykjavík’s old harbour.
Skarfagarðar 3 (Skarfabakka í Sundahöfn) 101 Reykjavík
Open all year round.