Enjoy a short trip with the Elding ferry service to the lovely island of Videy, situated in Kollfjördur just off the coast of Reykjavík.
Apart from its ancient ruins and rich historical background, other attractions include impressive works of art by Yoko Ono (the Imagine Peace Tower) and Richard Serra (the Milestones project). Fans of architecture will also be interested to learn that the church in Videy is one of the oldest in the country and that Videy House is the first building in the country to be constructed with stone.
With an extensive network of trails the island can be explored both on foot and by bike. No matter which path you take, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding mainland, and to the west you'll be able to see the impressive outline of the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
In summertime there are daily ferry departures both from Skarfabakki pier and Aegisgardur harbour. The winter service runs on Saturdays and Sundays from Skarfabakki to Videy. Note that trips to Videy are free with the Reykjavík City Card.