Explore the picturesque island of Viðey with this fantastic ferry transfer, exploring the history, art and culture of one of Iceland's most charming settlements.
This is a great tour opportunity for travellers here looking to escape the mainland for a day and instead take in some of the more isolated communities in Iceland.
Your tour will begin with a quick ferry transfer from Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, over Kollafjörður fjord to Viðey. Transfer to the island and back is included in the price of this tour, and it is up to you as to which harbour you return to at the end of the day.
It will take between 15 to 20 minutes from your departure point at Harpa Concert Hall (during the summer) and Skarfabakki Harbour (in the winter).
Although the island is fairly small in size, there is plenty to see and loads to explore! Viðeyjarstofa Café, for instance, is located in the oldest stone building in Iceland, situated at the top of the hill from where the boat docks. It is open daily in the summertime and whenever the ferry is in operation. Why not sit down with a hot chocolate or coffee in hand and try the amazing lunch or afternoon snacks?
You could also choose to tread along the stone paths to the Northern part of the island or, alternatively, hike towards the beautiful South. You could also visit Viðeyjarnaust cabin as well as the small but beautiful Viðey church. You could also climb over Sjónarhóll hill towards the Imagine Peace Tower, view the birdlife, explore the black beaches, unspoiled nature of the island and breathe in the tranquillity and spirits of bygone centuries. In short, there's no end to activity on this island.
So don't delay! Hurry now and you too can experience the charms of Viðey, gaining an insight into the island's fascinating culture, history and nature. Check availability by choosing a date.
The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.