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The Ferry

Viðeyjarferjan Gestur
Viðeyjarferjan Gestur

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 

The Reykjavik City Card inclu­des free trans­fer to and from Viðey is sold at the Tourist Information Centre and many hotels & travel agencies.

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.

Operating Manager
Guðlaugur Ottesen Karlsson




104 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411-6360


Viðey Island - Reykjavík City Museum



Ferry Schedule

Ferry Schedule


Daily from May 15 - Sept 30. Starting at 10:15 (am) going to Viðey.Last sailing from Viðey is at 18:30 (6:30 pm).


October 1 - May 14. Ferry only on weekends starting at 13:15. Last ferry from Viðey is at 16:30. Further information on http://elding.is/videy-ferry




1,500 ISK

Children 0 - 6 years


Children 7 - 17 years

750 ISK

Elderly 67+ & disabled

1,350 ISK

City Card Holders


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