Imagine Peace Tower Tour

Imagine Peace Tower Tour
The Imagine Peace Tower against the green aurora borealis.
The Imagine Peace Tower, lit at sunset
The Imagine Peace Tower against a canopy of stars
An example of one of the boats that will take you to the Imagine Peace Tower.
The Imagine Peace Tower is located on Reykjavík's Viðey Island
The Imagine Peace Tower is only lit at times when it is dark enough to also see the Northern Lights.
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Join an evening stroll on Viðey Island, just off Reykjavík. Walk among some of the oldest stone buildings in Iceland, view the spectacular art and learn about the intriguing story of this important historical place.

The tour is dedicated to Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower and her continuing campaign for world peace. The beam is lit each year from 9 October until 8 December - the day of John Lennon’s birth and the day of his death. The tour unites history, art and nature in an interesting way while the ever-changing weather conditions impact the strength, visibility, intensity and brilliance of the tower’s light.

The tour begins when you stop by the ticket office on your voucher, from which you will be shown to the visitor centre just down the street. You'll have the opportunity to watch a screening of a video on the Imagine Peace Tower narrated by Yoko Ono before embarking on the ferry. Your guide will explain the history of the island and give you insight into some of the noticeable landmarks on the way out, as well as answering any questions you may have.

Once on the island, you will walk up to Viðeyjarstofa café, before hiking towards the light just behind Sjónarhóll hill. The walk is relatively easy but will involve some walking on uneven and sometimes unpaved roads.

When you get to the base of the Peace Tower, you can walk all the way around it, take beautiful photographs, look at the magnificent views of Reykjavík from afar and even learn how to read and say 'Imagine Peace' in 24 languages. By the time the tour is over you will be an expert in the importance of unity and world peace.

Be a part of the global peace movement by joining this tour. Check availability by selecting a date on the calendar.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Mar.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Boat Trip, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Viðey
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 15:15. 17:15, 19:15, 20:15,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Crampons (if needed)

  • Flashlight / headlight

  • Excellent English guidance

  • Refreshments

  • Pickup from your accommodation

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Sturdy walking / hiking shoes

  • Camera & tripod (if taking photographs)

Good to know:

The weather can change quickly so please be prepared for all conditions by dressing warm. For your enjoyment the tour is weather dependent.


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this was an amazing experience and one i will remember for a very long time. our guide was terrific and easily handled the multiple levels of ability in our group. guide to iceland was invaluable to our trip. thank you!
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