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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  • I have been fighting the city of Reykjavik for many years to make it possible for wheelchairs users to visit the island without change :( I can not recommend a visit to a place that discriminates peop...  more »
  • Beautiful hike on the island of Videy just a short distance from the coast from Reykjavik. fast route from the port to the island. Beautiful scenery, the trail makes the tour of the island. Coffee and cakes break in a nice establishment on the island.
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  • Beautiful. Even the cafe is picturesque, and my favorite latte in Iceland.
  • The allure of Videy Island is almost too difficult to resist. Thankfully, we can visit the island and enjoy a spectacular view of the Snaefellsnespeninsula and the mainland. This island is significant because it was one of the first areas settled in Iceland. The natural elements, from wildlife to vegetation, are abundant, making this a favorite spot for photographers, artists, and those looking to soak up the peaceful natural beauty of Iceland. There are several trails available for both pedestrians and cyclists.
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