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Videy Island Tours

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Videy Island

Across the water from Reykjavik lies Videy Island. Once the main harbor until Reykjavik took over in 1943, the first settlement on the island dates from the 10th century. These days birds are the main inhabitants of the island with around 30 species coming to breed there. For humans, there is a restaurant, located in Videyjarstofa house, the first stone and cement building in Iceland, which dates from 1755. The island was once home to Augustine monks until 1539 when the reformation began in Iceland. There are also walking tracks and horse-riding.

Videy Island has another unusual function - it houses the Peace Tower memorial erected for John Lennon by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. First lit in 2007, the memorial is a huge laser which beams into the sky from the 9th of October (Lennon's birthday) until December 8th (the date of his assassination) each year. Iceland was chosen as the site due to its peaceful nature and cheap, natural electricity.

Practical Info

Regular local ferry services run hourly between Skarfabakki - Sundahofn harbour and Videy Island daily and takes about twenty minutes. Bus number 5 takes you from Reykjavik to the Sundahofn harbor. 

Address: Iceland
Admission: Free
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Reykjavik City Card 48-hour

Reykjavik City Card 48-hour

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Sightseeing, especially in a pricey country such as Iceland, can get expensive. Entrance fees to attractions can quickly add up. Take the sting out of your visit to Reykjavík with the City Card: for 48 hours you'll enjoy free admission to top attractions, as well as other perks such as free transportation and discounts at restaurants.
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Reykjavik City Card 72 hour

Reykjavik City Card 72 hour

Reykjavík is an expensive city to visit, but you can ease some of the pain on your wallet with the City Card. For 72 hours, you will enjoy free admission to top attractions, free entry to thermal baths, free public transport, and more.
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Imagine Peace Tower | walking tour on Viðey island

Imagine Peace Tower | walking tour on Viðey island

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Watch Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower ignite the sky above Videy Island on a 1.5-hour tour from Reykjavik’s old harbor, and learn how Ono created the monument to honor her late husband, John Lennon. Travel by boat to the serene island, and follower your guide through the stark terrain; slip a peace message into a well at the site, ward off the chill with a warm drink in an island café then return to the bustling heart of Reykjavik. 
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Northern Lights Expedition on Viðey island

Northern Lights Expedition on Viðey island

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Combine two of the Reykjavík area's top sights on a single tour on this excursion to Videy Island. Sail across the bay to the island where you can view Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower, dedicated to John Lennon, then watch as the northern lights dance across the sky while you guide provides photography tips.
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Reykjavik City Card 24-hour

Reykjavik City Card 24-hour

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This Reykjavik City Card eliminates the need to waste time in long ticket lines, and provides free entry to multiple Reykjavik attractions. Perfect for travelers with limited time—with this card, you’ll be able to plan a whistle-stop 24 hours of touring multiple top sights. Get free entry to Reykjavik Zoo and Family Park, Reykjavik thermal pools, the city’s best museums and galleries, and much more.
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Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík

Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík

Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. Nature lovers looking to see some of Iceland’s majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises, but who wish to do so in a small group, should grab this chance now. The ship sets sails from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour and during your journey, you’ll sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with a fantastic view of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water. The most common sights are minke and humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. However, there is always a chance to spot a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species. The professional team onboard is very experienced in spotting whales and are dedicated to making sure their passengers leave with a smile!
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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavík

The celestial phenomenon of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, has bewitched and enchanted generations and is truly one of Earth’s most magnificent sights. Out on the North Atlantic ocean the coastline of Reykjavík is one of the best places on Earth to view the Northern Lights. There's no better way to experience this natural phenomenon than with the Northern Lights Luxury cruise with Amelia Rose. The Amelia Rose measuring 108 feet in length, offers the ultimate in luxury, stability and comfort. The beautiful 70 passenger vessel with all the amenities and outside multiple viewing decks offer a unique and adventurous experience. It’s ideal for whale watching tours, northern lights and harbours cruises, weddings and other special events.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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New Year's Eve Luxury Yacht Cruise

New Year's Eve Luxury Yacht Cruise

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On this 3-hour exclusive luxury yacht cruise you will celebrate the new year with style and witness the famous Reykjavík fireworks show. Just before midnight we raise our champagne glasses and make a toast to the new year and say 'Bon Voyage' to 2019! We cruise out of the old harbour along the beautiful coastline and enjoy the lights from the fireworks and if we are lucky we might encounter the northern lights or Aurora Borealis. Located on a historical island Viðey is the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono lighting up the night sky. Harpa is a luxury motor yacht with complete interior refit done in 2019. Fully equipped deluxe vessel with a lounge, bar, salon, & fly-bridge. This deluxe cruise offers a more personal service and less crowded scenery with fewer passengers.
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  • 3 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Videy Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Videy Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 6 Videy Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Videy Island 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Videy Island costs USD 49.75. Guided Videy Island tours start around USD 49.75 per person. See all 6 Videy Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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