Viðey Island is 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.
From Reykjavik harbor, one can spot Videy, a small and eternally green island where many locals take day trips for picnics and family reunions. 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 harbor. The ferry to Videy Island, a 20-minute ride from Reykjavik, leaves from right next to the Harpa Concert Hall The winter service runs on Saturdays and Sundays from Skarfabakki to Viðey. Tickets to Viðey can be bought individually, but are also included for free on a Reykjavík City Card.
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