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Videy Island

Address: Reykjavik, Iceland (Háaleiti)
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Ranked #22 of 73 Attractions in Reykjavik
Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A quiet place to walk around and explore. A short ferry ride takes you there, the ferry is opposite the island at the end of the coastal walk. An historic place that helps you understand Icelandic history, as well as a place to walk and enjoy the surroundings. There is a café and toilets inside the historic house.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited Videy to see Imagine Peace Tower. Elding run boat trip here & provide very comprehensive information. Great views back over water to Reykjavik.

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Manama, Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is just a plain area with a few buildings and a bit of green grass . Maybe if you are lucky you can observe a few birds. Richard Serra the American designed the landscape. For adventurists, trekkers ,etc there is a lot to explore in the island. The view from the island of the mainland and the surroundings is... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The short boat ride to Videy is a stark contrast to the apparent distance from the busy Reykjavik. The peaceful island is home to ruins from the 10th century and art installations in recent years. The boat arrives near the historic Videy house and church. Buildings are open for visitors to wander. Behind Videy house is an excavated archaeological site.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The trip to Videy from the new harbour is very quick, and when you disembark then time slows down. The island is beautiful, with lots of birds and even a seal basking on the rocks. There are paths which are largely stony, though they revert to grass at the fringes of the island. I would recommend bikes, either brought with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My flight arrived in the morning, well before hotel check-in, so I dropped by bags off and high-tailed it to catch the 11:50 ferry from Old Harbor to Videy Island. The ferry let me see some part of the harbor activity of the city, and a great view of Harpa. On the island, I had a fantastic lunch at the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We walked to the ferry terminal along the sea front - which was pleasant enough apart from being next to the main road most of the way. The ferry only takes 5 minutes to get across, and once we walked away from the café we had the island to ourselves. Lots of bird life. All the details of the old... More 

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