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Videy Island, Reykjavik

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Island · Hidden Gem · 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. 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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  • I went over to the island to walk around and read the history. Free toilets on the island. Nice cafe in an old building with good food. When I was ready to leave I took the ferry back to the old...  more »
  • A great hiking tour and wonderful landscape! I enjoyed beautiful fresh air! The footpaths are generally not demanding, especially in the northern part of the island. Walk around the island at slow...  more »
  • Wow what a very beautiful public park and nature area, this location is great for seeing Iceland's natural beauty and it is very dark at night and a great place to get pictures of the northern lights when they come through, I do wish somebody would sell hot cocoa out of a gut truck when all the northern lights buses are out here in the middle of the night
  • Beautiful. Even the cafe is picturesque, and my favorite latte in Iceland.

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