A guided historical tour in Viðey Island

29.06.2022 X

A history walk to the village in Viðey Island with the historian Stefán Pálsson, Tuesday, July 5 at 19:15

There will be an interesting history walk to the east end of Viðey island where there used to be a village at the beginning of the 20th Century. At that time Viðey Island had the best harbour facilities on Faxaflói Bay. Stefán Pálsson historian will walk with guests and bring those old stories to life.

The guided tour is in Icelandic and is free of charge. It starts at Viðeyjarstofa and takes about an hour and a half. The ferry sails back to Skarfabakki at 21:00.

Return ferry tickets to Viðey Island cost 1.950 ISK for adults, Students, and seniors 67+ pay 1.755 ISK, and children 7 – 17 years old pay 975 ISK. Tickets are free for children six years and under. All children should be accompanied by parents or guardians.

Those with a Reykjavík Culture Pass receive a 10% discount on ferry tickets, and holders of the Reykjavík City Card travel for free.

Viðey Island is part of the Reykjavík City Museum – One museum, five unique places!


Accessibility: The ferry service to Viðey Island leaves from Skarfabakki harbour and is accessed via a gangway which is variably steep depending on the tide. Access for people with reduced mobility is therefore greatly restricted. Guide dogs are welcome at the museum.

Bus service 16 stops at Klettagarður / Skarfagarðar on weekdays. During weekends, visitors can use bus services 12 getting off at LHÍ Laugarnesi or 14 getting off at Laugarásvegur and walk the rest of the way (15 to 20 minutes) to Skarfabakki.