Videy Island, Reykjavik

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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. Use our Reykjavik trip builder site to visit Videy Island on your trip to Reykjavik, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We went on this island, but unfortunately it was not very nice. Rain, wind and cold walk good 14km around the island. Very little to see or do... No surprise. A stop at Viðey cover the small restaurant on the island. Very nice house. A good Apple cake. We advise against wet weather.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We had a lovely day and spent a good hour or so walking part of the perimeter of the island. Very pretty and interesting history along the way. Wear good sturdy shoes for that walk as it's on a narrow...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We were there with our 6 and 3 year olds on the last day of our trip, when everyone was tired and we didn't want to venture too far away. Right at the entrance past the church there was a very small p...  more »

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