Viðey Island is like an oasis for Reykjavik locals like me who get tired of the cars, the noise and the city (I realise that in terms of cities, Reykjavik is tiny, quiet and scarcely populated. It’s located just outside of Reykjavik, sailing there only takes a few minutes, and you’re out and away. Even if you don’t need an escape, the island is a beautiful, brilliant place to visit. A worthy stop especially if you’re only staying in Reykjavik. It’s not only about nature, the array of plants and birds, the shores and the sea, there’s also art and history. Not to mention that the view over Reykjavik and its surroundings is very beautiful.