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Viðey Island

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's 'Milestones', 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.

Skarfabakki to Viðey - Skarfabakki, Skarfagarður 
10:15 / 11:15 / 12:15 / 13:15 / 14:15 / 15:15 / 16:15 / 17:15

Viðey to Skarfabakki

12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:30 / 17:30 / 18:30

Elding (Old Harbour) to Viðey - Elding (Old Harbour) Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík 

11:50 / 14:50

Harpa to Viðey - Harpa, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík

12:00 / 15:00

Viðey to Harpa and Elding (Old Harbour)

11:30 / 14:30 / 17:30

A map of the island can be found on our site.


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