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Videy Island, Reykjavik

Categories: Islands, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Videy Island is home to Imagine Peace Tower, designed by Yoko Ono and dedicated to her late husband, John Lennon. The island is also known for the excavated ruins of a tenth-century village and its hiking and biking trails with rewarding views of the harbor. See the original interior fittings of one of the country's oldest churches and a historical display in the basement of the first Icelandic house built of stone. Facilities include a restaurant, a cabin with glass walls that is a popular resting place for hikers, small huts with public bathrooms, and a horse rental. Work out when and for how long to visit Videy Island and other Reykjavik attractions using our handy Reykjavik holiday planner.
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  • This is a great day trip, right in town. Despite a tad of wetness we had a great hike across and around island. We saw ( and got dive-bombed) by arctic terns. It helps you understand the difficulties ...  read more »
  • I waited ten years to visit Videy island - until I retired - in order to visit it on October 9, John Lennon's birthday. It's on his birthday that his wife's sculpture, the Imagine Peace Tower, is lit ...  read more »
  • Went to the peacetower ceremony and this Island is amazing. Directly outside of Reykjavík but still a lot of nature. Really recommendable. 
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