Information about Viðey

From the Skarfabakki pier at Sundahofn harbour in Reykjavik (around 5 km from the center) you can take a ferry to Videy island in Kollafjordur bay.

Videy is best known internationally as the location for the Imagine Peace Tower, envisioned and built by Yoko Ono, widow of musician and ex-Beatle John Lennon. Videy had a monastery in the Middle Ages and Skuli Magnusson, often called 'the father of Reykjavik' resided here. His house, Videyjarstofa, now displays paintings by renowned Icelandic artists. 

A great sculpture by one of the world's most renowned sculptors can be found on the west side of the island, Richard Serra's Milestones.

Videy is an important historical site and has beautiful nature, with spectacular rock formations along its coast. Over 30 bird species breed on the island.

Many well-known Icelanders rest in the island's graveyard, among them the great author Gunnar Gunnarsson, who wrote such masterworks as Fjallkirkjan ('The Church on the Mountain'), Svartfugl (The Black Cliffs) and Adventa ( The Good Shepherd).

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Attractions nearby Viðey

Lundey

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Laugardalur

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Ásmundarsafn

  Asmundarsafn in Laugardalur valley in Reykjavik is a museum dedicated to the works of Icelandic sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson. Along with the ...

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Engey

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Christian Bickel Engey is the second largest island in Faxaflói, the bay by which Reykjav&i...

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Laugavegur (street)

  Laugavegur is the main shopping street in Reykjavik, located in the city centre. Laugavegur starts from Bankastraeti in the west and joins Kr...

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Sun Voyager

The Sun Voyager (Sólfarið) is a large steel sculpture of a ship, located at Sæbraut by the seaside of central Reykjavík. T...

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Þerneyjarsund

Þerneyjarsund is a large channel of water between the islands Þerney and Gunnuey.  Þerney island is found in Ko...

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Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Harpa is Rekjavík’s premier concert hall and conference centre. Opened in 2011, it was designed by a collaboration between Danish-Icela...

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Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is a Lutheran church, located on top of hill Skólavörðuhæð in the centre of Reykjavík. At 74...

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Lækjargata

  Laekjargata is a street in central Reykjavik. The street has some of Reykjavik's oldest houses and features several cafés, restaura...

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Bæjarins Beztu | Hot Dog Stand

Bæjarins Beztu Pyslur is a popular hot dog stand in the centre of Iceland’s capital Reykjavík.  The name of the busine...

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Reykjavik Art Museum - Hafnarhus / Harbor house

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by TommyBee. Hafnarhús, or the Harbour House, is one of the three buildings which hosts the exhibit...

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Austurvöllur

  Austurvollur is a public square in the centre of Reykjavik and a popular gathering place. Around the square are cafés, clubs, sho...

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Reykjavík

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of a sovereign state in the world. Despite a small population (120.000 and more tha...

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Dómkirkjan

  The small and charming Domkirkja church is the central Lutheran church in Iceland.  The Domkirkja is situated at Reykjavik's main pu...

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Alþingi

The Alþingi is Iceland’s longest running and highest institution of government, having been formed amidst the stunning beauty of Þin...

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Whales of Iceland

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Milan Nykodym. Whales of Iceland is an exhibit in Reykjavík, and the biggest whale exhibition i...

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Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Heidrunin The Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition is a fascinating place where visitors can disco...

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Ráðhúsið – Reykjavík City Hall

Reykjavík City Hall (Ráðhús Reykjavíkur) is located on the banks of Tjörnin Pond in central Reykjaví...

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Elliðaá

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Tours near Viðey

Sightseeing Flight over Reykjavík | Moon Safari

Join this unique scenic flight to see Reykjavík and its gorgeous natural surroundings from high......

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Whale Watching & Videy Island

Jump aboard and join an incredible tour that combines whale watching in Faxaflói Bay and a visit......

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Reykjavik City Card | Reykjavik in Depth

Explore Reykjavík's many museums, galleries and parks and get to know the world's northernmost......

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Reykjavik City Card | Children's Card

Let your kids get to know the wonders of Iceland’s capital by purchasing a Reykjavík City Card.......

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Reykjavik Observation Deck | Perlan Museum 360° Viewing Platform

Discover one of the best-known landmark buildings in Reykjavík, Perlan Museum, and its fabulous......

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Imagine Peace Tower Tour

Join an evening stroll on Viðey Island, just off Reykjavík. Walk among some of the oldest stone......

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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík

Marvel over the magical aurora borealis from the sea, with this Northern Lights Cruise from......

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Northern Lights Cruise Deluxe

Join Harpa Yachts for a cozy evening cruise from Reykjavík Old Harbour in search of the natural......

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Reykjavik Whales & Imagine Peace

Come along on this fantastic combination tour of nature and culture where you spend the......

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Scuba Diving Adventure | Visit a Shipwreck in Faxafloi Bay

Embark on an underwater adventure in Iceland by joining a scuba diving tour that visits the......

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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour

Explore the rich birdlife just outside of Reykjavík on a RIB boat with this fun-filled......

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Northern Lights on Videy Island | Walking tour

Join this small group walking tour on the mystical island of Viðey, just off the coast of......

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Local Dinner and Imagine Peace Tower | Tour Package

Experience peace on Earth and join this tour that includes a ferry ride to Viðey Island and a......

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Puffin & Bird Watching | from Reykjavík's Old Harbour

Meet one of Iceland's most famous winged residents and the world renown ‘Clown of the sea’, with......

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Imagine Peace & Northern Lights on Videy Island

Enjoy an evening on the peaceful and serene island of Viðey, just off the coast of Reykjavík, on......

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Ferry to Videy Island | From Harpa Concert Hall

Explore the picturesque island of Viðey with this fantastic ferry transfer, exploring the......

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Ferry to Videy Island | Departure from Skarfabakki Pier

Cross the Kollafjörður fjord with this efficient ferry crossing from Skarfabakki Harbour, in......

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Ferry to Videy Island | Departure from Reykjavik Old Harbour

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