The Festival of the Sea is celebrated in Reykjavík Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June. This is an annual event featuring lots of fun for the whole family. A diverse programme of events takes place from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon.
On that occasion Elding will connect Viđey Island to the festival area with a special ferry from Grandagarđur pier to Viđey Island. The island has strong connections to the history of fisheries in Reykjavík as the best harbor facilities in S-Faxaflói were there until Reykjavík’s old harbor was built in the early 19th century. On a short visit to the island you can check out the area where Milljónafélagiđ (the millionaire corporation) and Kárafélagiđ ran their fishing fleet and fish processing facilities along with all the other treasures Viđey Island holds.
Viđeyjarstofa café offers interesting refreshments with strong connection to the festivals theme. On Saturday 2 June a special contests in arm wrestling, the traditional fishermen’s strength contests, and other activities related to the sea is held between 13:00 and 15:00 outside Viđeyjarstofa.
The festival ferry departs from Grandagarđur pier, with a short stop at Ćgisgarđur, every 60 minutes from 10:30 to 15:30. The regular Viđey ferry departs from Skarfabakki pier in Sundahöfn every 60 minutes from 11:15 to 17:15 and more often if needed. The ferry toll is ISK 1.000 kr. for adults, ISK 500 for children 6-18 years and free for the youngest. Tickets are sold on the day of departure.