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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  • The islet of silence and wildlife, this ferry, in good weather, excellent views of course on the fan but I liked it.
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  • A great place to get away from the city, Yes we were there in the winter but still a nice place. In the winter ferry only runs on weekend, and the city bus route #16 does not. So one must take the #12...  more »
  • a icelandic secret and you can see why it is worth the ferry if time and walking around this deserted place but for the best do the unique videy island northern lights touur - if you dont see the ligh...  more »
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  • A great place to visit and take an easy hike. The ferry is a nice short trip. Beautiful views of Reykjavik. Be sure to check out the settlement remains on the south end of the island. There is an open community building there with photos and some interpretive information. If the weather turns cold, it's a nice place to move your picnic lunch.
  • Absolutely nothing to do or see during winter time. Maybe summer would be a better time to go. Freezing cold everything was covered in snow.
  • Very calm island. Interesting and diverse landscapes on a short walk.
  • Beautiful island, even when it is covered in snow. We went in early March and really enjoyed the 30' walk thru relatively deep snow (almost up to our knees) from the pier to the peace tower. The boat route from Skarfabakki Harbour was only 5'. I would recommend using ski pants to avoid getting wet.
  • Took a boat trip to the island. Great information and great birds.
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