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Videy Island

Reykjavik, Iceland (Háaleiti)
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Ranked #25 of 85 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We spent a whole day at this lovely island hours more than we had planned. The walks all round the island are well worth the effort and the views stunning. We also enjoyed the birds but then that's our thing. The derelict village, except for the schoolroom, was very evocative and well described. The cafe served excellent Iceland mussels and... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We walked along the east side of the island after arriving by ferry from Old Harbour. Get your ticket at Elding even if you have a welcome card. It was a very wet morning so naturally the grass was very wet as we walked. The main trail/road to major sites is nicely maintained until you want to go off to... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On my last day of a summer trip to Reykjavik, I'd booked a day visit to Heimaey, but like an idiot, I hadn't read the coach pick up time properly on my ticket, so that was a busted flush. After the lovely people at Grayline had refunded me for that trip, I asked for advice on an alternative trip at... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
2 reviews
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
81 helpful votes 81 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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