Whales & Viðey

After a nice whale watching tour, explore precious Viðey island that sits right off the shore of the capital.


Morning departure
You start the day at the Old harbour to join the whale watching tour starting at 10:00. After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds Faxaflói offers you return to the harbour around 13:00. You have some time to explore the harbour area before catching the Viðey ferry at 14:50 just steps from where the whale watching boats dock.

Afternoon departure
You start the day by walking down to the old harbour in Reykjavík for the ferry departing at 11:50. After exploring the beautiful island of Viðey you head down to the ferry point to get back to the old harbour at 15:30. You have some free time to walk around before the whale watching starts at 17:00.

On Viðey you can enjoy a relaxing getaway from the city life on your own in the nature, see one of the oldest houses in Reykjavík and the first made of stone in Iceland. There are also nice walking paths, artwork among the Imagine Peace Tower you can see or visit the charming Viðeyjarstofa café and restaurant before returning catching the ferry back to Reykjavík’s old harbour at 14:30 or to Skarfabakki pier, half an hour past the hour.


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