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Good way to pass a few hours

Worth a visit on a reasonable day. Took the boat from the old harbour (part of the Elding whale tour group, entrance to pier opposite their ticket hut), Map and information... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Videy Island on a cold wet day and it wasn't very pleasant. The sculptures and paths are well set out and good, but I think it would be best on a sunny day so you could do a picnic there - that would be great fun.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The island is a quick and inexpensive boat ride from the main marina. Once you arrive, you can discovery wonderful backdrops for photos, black sand beaches, wild birds, wild flowers, scenic cliffs and a wonderful restaurant in the main house. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit on a reasonable day. Took the boat from the old harbour (part of the Elding whale tour group, entrance to pier opposite their ticket hut), Map and information provided on the boat. I wouldn't bother with a bike (although the guides suggest it), as the only cycle route is along the central section from one end to... More 

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Merstham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visiting Reykjavik on P&O Arcadia and very conveniently we were moored up very close to the Videy ferry terminal. A nice quick ferry journey across. We spent about 2 hours walking around looking at the basalt columns and could easily have stayed longer. But decided we couldn't risk missing the deadline to get back on the ship. Worth a visit... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The ferry is a little difficult to find, but once you are here it's very peaceful and relaxing. You can see the mainland, the mountains, horses, birds, the Imagine Peace Tower, and old church, remains of old houses, etc. It's quiet and peaceful.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The island had a reliable hourly service to the cruise port and was thoroughly convenient. The ferry is run by Elding, Reykjavik,’s leading Whale and Puffin viewing company.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Videy is beautiful, with lots of walking trails. I ended up going on a wet and windy day, and still enjoyed walking among the ruins of the old village and seeing the many shorebirds that make their home there. I'm sure it would have been even better in the sunshine. The trails and views are excellent! There's not a lot... More 

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New Boston, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great for hiking and seeing birds. The pairs of granite columns were rally interesting as well. The restaurant was a great place to stop for a bite to eat while waiting for the ferry back.

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Nuenen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Certainly a beautiful place if you have the time. For a family with kids it is not the best choice between all the wonderful sites that Reykjavik has to offer. For grown-ups that love nature; go and visit the place!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I took the ferry from Harpa. It was about 15 min, quite comfortable. It was super windy that day and I had a field time just exploring the place on my own - there was hardly anyone around on a Saturday afternoon. I spotted 3 Icelandic horses off the beaten track. What a treat! :D The Imagine Peace tower, nothing... More 

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