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Videy Island Return Ferry from Reykjavik

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Island of Videy
  • Pleasant walks and fantastic views
  • See the moving Peace Tower dedicated to John Lennon
  • An enjoyable journey on the ferry
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Summer (15 May - 30 Sep): Daily
    Winter (1 Oct - 14 May): Saturday & Sunday



    Start time

    Summer Schedule (15 May - 30 Sep):
    From New Harbour to Videy: 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, 5.15pm
    From Old Harbour to Videy: 12.00pm
    From Videy to New Harbour: 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm
    From Videy to Old Harbour: 3.30pm
    Winter Schedule (1 Oct - 14 May):
    From New Harbour: 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm
    From Videy to New Harbour: 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

    Meeting Point

    Reykjavík's Old Harbour at Ægisgarður 5 101 Reykjavík.

    Ending Point

    Same as starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Please note that this is a transport-only service, with two separate routes available: the service runs all year round from New Harbour (Skarfabakki) to Videy, and in the summer there is an additional service that operates from Old Harbour.

    Book your return ferry to the picturesque Island of Videy, just opposite the New Harbour of Reykjavik. This beautiful, unspoilt island makes for a perfect half-day excursion from the city, with village buildings, a small museum, pleasant walks and views. You can also spot the various species of birds that live there, and stop for a coffee break at the café. The main attraction of the island is the peace memorial dedicated to John Lennon, designed by Yoko Ono. The monument is lit up on various dates throughout the year, and it is an evocative experience to see the pillar of light reaching towards the sky.

    Make your way to the ticket office at the harbour, signposted Videy Island (Viðey in Icelandic), where you will be pointed to the correct ferry.

    During the summer there are daily ferry departures from both New Harbour and Old Harbour. During the winter the ferry runs on Saturdays and Sundays from New Harbour only.

    The main ferry, Gestur, can accommodate up to 38 passengers on each ride.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Return ferry to Videy Island from New Harbour or Old Harbour
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Good little trip

      Really enjoyed Videy. Beautiful walks and scenery. So peaceful. Next time we go will be later in the year to see the Imagine Peace Tower lit up. Still enjoyable in the summer...

      J Gibbins