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Videy Island

Reykjavik, Iceland (Háaleiti)
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Ranked #28 of 84 attractions in Reykjavik
Type: Historic Sites, Islands
Traveler Description: Videy Island is opposite the New Harbour in Reykjavik (where the Cruise ships moor).  It is accessible from the new Harbour (5 mins) and three... more »
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Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great views looking back at Reykyavik. Basalt columns by Richard Serra on one part of island are thought-provoking. At the other end an archaeological site. Inside the oldest stone house in Iceland we had a very nice lunch: fennel soup, smoked salmon, and beer. There is a light sculpture commissioned by Yoko Ono but that's only on in the winter.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A short ferry ride from Reykjavik is a pristine island for a long walk or bike ride and communing with nature. The passengers from the ferry dispersed and we found ourselves alone most of the time we walked the nature trails. At the north of the island is a promontory where we stood and experienced the gulls soaring on the... More

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North Iceland, Iceland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After a nice walk we desided to get a coffee. But because there were to few people left on Videy . They just closed the coffe shop. So if you want to get coffe , take it with you.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have had the pleasure of visiting this delightful island three times now - twice in the summer months (2010 and 2014) and also in October 2013 when I was privileged to see the Imagine Peace Tower switched on. It really is a delight, so close to Reykjavik and yet it seems, so far away. I can only imagine what... More

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Tartu, Estonia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It's a small island in a 3-minute boat trip from the mainland. Not many sightseeings but a great place if you want to be in the nature, see birds and clear your mind. Don't forget your warm clothes. The cafe building is nice and you can have some food there.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I travelled with my partner on the 10.15am over to the island on Saturday 7th June. We checked in around 30 minutes beforehand and got a free map of the island. We were using our Reykjavik Welcome Cards which were excellent value for money. The journey took around five minutes. The island is very green with clean waters. Once we... More

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Middletown, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The boat ride/ ferry was swift with great vista of the harbor and cliffs of Videy - the restaurant had a good lunch menu high on the hill - beautiful - the island has many footpaths that crisscross in the most gorgeous hills of yellow flowers - " the isthmus "to other part was a great walk and the air... More

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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The history part of the island is fairly simple but worth to have a look. The major attracting point is the serenity of the place and the chance to watch birds. We just had time to visit the west part of the island because of weather, but it is good enough for a walk there. The only downside is that... More

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sheffield uk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Beautiful little island, windswept but with fantastic views and lots of wild birds. You get there by a little 'ferry' but it only takes 5 mins. If you have a rejkyavik card the ferry is free....as is the bus to get you there,the no.5. The bus stop is announced but it looks like an industrial estate but you can just... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A great way to spend the day. We had a beautiful sunny warm day in March but if the weather is inclement you may want to wait. The ideal time to go would be in the Summer. You could spend the entire day and still not have enough time walking and exploring. It's cheap, fun , and easy.

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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this review

Hello Thomas, We are glad that you had a good day on Viðey island and especially that you had such luck with the weather! Hope you can come someday in the summertime. All the best from the Viðey team. More

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