Viðey is the largest island of the Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík and a perfect weekend retreat

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Imagine Peace Tower and Northern Lights on Videy island from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik: 2-Hour Imagine Peace Tower Tour

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... world peace. Sail to Viðey Island and hike to the Tower, which lights up the evening sky from October through December.

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Viðey, Reykjavik

Viðey is the largest island of the Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík and a perfect weekend retreat.

Viðey is the largest island of the Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík and a perfect weekend retreat. A 30 minute ferry ride from the Skarfabakki pier, the island offers a rich mix of historical attractions and natural beauty.

It has archaeological ruins from settlements of the early 10th century, and also had an Augustine Monastery in the 13th– 16thcentury. Explore the island to see other historic attractions such as ✔Iceland's first stone house Viðeyjarstofa (1753) that was home to the father of Reykjavik Skuli Magnusson, ✔Viðeyjarkirkja or Viðey Church from 1774, ✔Viðeyjarnaust Cabin, ✔Old School House and ✔Water Reservoir on Sundabakki.

The island is frequented by about 30 avian species, and has 156 species of flora.

Other highlights are the ✔Imagine Peace Tower erected by Yoko Ono to honor John Lennon featuring a 70 kW vertical searchlight and 'Imagine Peace' inscribed in 24 languages on the wishing well, ✔statue of the Virgin Mary on Kvennagönguhólar, and ✔Richard Serra's Milestones with a series of 9 pairs of basalt columns.


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About Viðey

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Hofdi House

Originally built for French consul Jean-Paul Brillouin in 1909, the Höfði House is now the official reception venue of the City Council

Arbaejarsafn

Arbaejarsafn, the Open Air Folk Museum of Reykjavik, showcases the city in the past with more than 20 relocated buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm

The Sun Voyager

The Sun Voyager or Sólfar is an iconic sculpture facing Mount Esja on the North Atlantic shore in Reykjavik

Harpa

Designed by visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects, the Harpa is a breathtaking concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík that is home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera

Hallgrimskirkja

The iconic Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and one of the tallest structures in the country, soaring 73 metres high

Einar Jonsson Museum

Located atop the Skolavorduhaed hill in Reykjavik, the Einar Jonsson Museum showcases the complete collection of works by the eponymous Icelandic sculptor

Perlan

Situated atop Öskjuhlíð hill overlooking Reykjavik, Perlan is a landmark building fashioned out of geothermal water storage tanks

Domkirkjan

The Domkirkjan or Reykjavík Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Iceland

Volcano House

The Volcano House in Reykjavík explores the geological history and systems of Iceland, one of the most volcanically active regions in the world due to its location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge

Parliament House Reykjavik