The Ferry

Viðeyjarferjan Gestur
Viðeyjarferjan Gestur

Tickets can be bought online, or at the three depart­ure points :

  • Online at 
  • Old Harbour in Reykjavik Elding Whale Watching ticket office
  • Viðey ticket­ office at Skarfagarðar
  • See ferry schedule here.

    Gestur is the main ferry boat and takes up to 38 passengers on each ride. Other boats are availa­ble for lar­ger groups and/or special occasions.

    The Reykjavík City Card, which inclu­des free trans­fer to and from Viðey, is sold at the City Hall and many museums, hotels & travel agencies.

    Elding Whale Watching is a family-owned comp­any that has run whale-watching tours and other advent­ures at sea since 2000. On behalf of the city of Reykjavík Elding has run the ferry to Viðey 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.




    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 ferry 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




    1,700 ISK

    Children 7 - 15 years

    850 ISK

    Children 0 - 6 years


    City Cardholders


    The price list is valid to 14 May 2022

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