Viðey Island during sunset


An island, where art, history, and nature lie just beyond the city shore.

The combination of stunning views, historical ruins, and contemporary art pieces make Viðey island something special. Just a short boat ride takes you to another world, to be explored in your own time. From nesting birds and panoramic views to Yoko Ono's famous 'Imagine Peace Tower' and Richard Serra'sMilestones', you'll discover an oasis of peace, beauty, and history. Close to shore, but a world away.

With an extensive network of trails, the island can be explored both on foot and by bike. No matter which path you take, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding mainland, and to the west, you'll be able to see the impressive outline of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

In the summertime, there are daily ferry departures both from Skarfabakki pier and Ægisgarður harbour. The winter service runs on Saturdays and Sundays from Skarfabakki to Viðey. Note that trips to Viðey are free with the Reykjavík City Card.

Click here to see the ferry schedule