Summer schedule May 15 - September 30 - daily ferry service.
To Viðey Island from Skarfabakki (Skarfagardar): Every hour from 10:15 - 17:15.
To Viðey Island from the old harbour (city centre): 11:50 og 14:50
To Viðey Island from Harpa concert hall: 12:00 & 15:00
From Viðey Island to Skarfabakki (Skarfagardar): Every hour from 12:30 - 18:30.
From Viðey Island to the old harbour (city centre) & Harpa concert hall: 11:30, 14:30 & 17:30
Winter schedule October 1 - May 14 - only ferry on Saturdays & Sundays.
To Viðey Island from Skarfabakki (Skarfagardar): 13:15, 14:15 & 15:15
From Viðey Island to Skarfabakki (Skarfagardar): 14:30, 15:30 & 16:30
Please notice that there will be no ferry service December 25 & January 1!
Gestur is the main ferry boat and takes up to 38 passengers on each ride. Elding has also other boats available for larger groups and/or special occasions.
Tickets can be bought at the 3 departure points :
- Old Harbour in Reykjavik Elding Whale watching ticket office
- Harpa Concert hall, at the reception desk
- Viðey ticketoffice at Skarfagarðar
- Online www.elding.is
Elding Whale Watching is a family owned company that has run whale watching and other adventures at sea from year 2000. On behalf of the city of Reykjavík Elding has run Viðey Island and the ferry to the island since 2007.
Elding cares a great deal about the delicate and beautiful nature in and around Viðey. The company is EarthCheck certified and their boats carry the Blue flag. In 2008 the company received the Environmental Award of the Icelandic Tourist Board and continual environmental improvements are an integral part of their business.
Guðlaugur Ottesen Karlsson