Welcome to Viðey
On fine-weather days, the tiny uninhabited island of Viðey makes a wonderful day trip. Just 1km north of Reykjavík’s Sundahöfn Harbour, it feels a world away. Well-preserved historic buildings, surprising modern art, an abandoned village and great birdwatching add to its remote spell. The only sounds are the wind, the waves and the golden bumblebees buzzing among the tufted vetch and hawkweed.