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Videy Island, Reykjavik

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Island Historic Site
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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  • Viðey is a truly beautiful island, and my two-hour trip was not long enough to enjoy fully its rugged shoreline, historic sites, and views towards Reykjavik on one side and the mountains on the other....  more »
  • This was a great nature walk! The ferry is a quick trip, but only comes out once an hour so don't miss it! The tour guide was nice, but not something to do for a quick trip to the island.  more »
  • Videy is easily reached by boat from the old harbor in Reykjavek. It is a short and scenic ride allowing for water views of Reykjavek. The island has easily followed trails through meadows and water f...  more »

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In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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