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Videy Island

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Address: Reykjavik, Iceland

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Historic Island, a stone's throw from Reykjavik

If you plan to visit Videy, you should definitely take the time to read up on its history, having housed a catholic cloister, a leper hospital and a printing house. - It's so much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Reykjavik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you plan to visit Videy, you should definitely take the time to read up on its history, having housed a catholic cloister, a leper hospital and a printing house. - It's so much more than the home of Yoko Ono's magnificent peace pillar

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

With the wind already picking up and a gentle swell making for a bumpy ride on the little ferry over, perhaps I should have saved this trip for summer. But yet to experience and explore the place when almost all alone takes your breath away, literally as gales sweep you off your feet. The cafe's closed the Icelandic ponies have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

But what did we expect, we're on an island! It was still beautiful to experience and would be delightful in the summer. The ferry ride over is all of 7 or 8 minutes. So close they could probably build a bridge to it fairly easily. We spent an hour walking around the island, saw the Peace Tower (which isn't anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This little pearl of an island is situated just outside Reykjavik and it's a perfect spot for a picnic. Pack your favourite Icelandic delicacies or visit the café, take a stroll around the island and enjoy the view. Just right for those of you with small kids who can't hike up the mountain Esja. The playground here is great!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you like nature then his island is perfect for you. I had spent many a day exploring Reykjavik and was ready for a different pace. I got the Number 16 bus from Hlemmur bus station and the driver was very helpful; by the way getting around on Icelandic buses is a breeze due to the great bus map and... More 

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Kópavogur, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is really a must to have someone telling the story of the island Videy. But also of course it is wonderful to see Reykjavik and the Esja mountain from the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went here on a lovely late summer's afternoon and it was a pleasant excursion, although admittedly not really worth more than two or three hours or so. Due to its uninhabited state, it feels very peaceful and seems miles away from Reykjavik (which itself isn't an extremely busy place). Though the old church and manor are now a small... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Absolutely nothing to see over here in winter (unless you're into frozen wastelands), except an overpriced restaurant. The peace tower" is switched off when the ferries operate... The locals wondered why we wanted to go there at all. The ferry terminal from where it operates in winter is impossible to locate with no signs anywhere. The shorewalk en route to... More 

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Zonhoven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Videy is an unin­habited island in the bay of Reykjavik. There just to be a village on the island, so you can still visit the church and the school. It's specially known for its birdlife and artworks like the Imagine Peace Tower. After strolling around you can have coffee or something else in a house at the ferrypier. During the... More 

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Mount Hope, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We recently enjoyed a trip to Videy Island, Reykjavik. It wasn't the nicest day but we had spectacular views of the city from the island. It was a short 8 minute ferry trip from the new harbour port to the island. The old port doesn't run in the winter and the ferry we took only runs on Saturday and Sunday... More 

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