The Ferry

Viðeyjarferjan Gestur
Viðeyjarferjan Gestur

Tickets can be bought online and at the three depart­ure points :

  • Online 
  • Old Harbour in Reykjavik Elding Whale watching ticket office
  • Harpa Concert hall, at the reception desk
  • Viðey ticket­office at Skarfagarðar

See ferry schedule here.

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.

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 the 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


(+354) 411-6360

(+354) 533-5055

Contact us:

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




1,600 ISK

67+ & Disabled

1,450 ISK


1,450 ISK

Children 7 - 15 years

800 ISK

Children 0 - 6 years


City Card holders


The price list is valid to 14 May 2020

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