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Imagine Peace Tower

Videy Island | Ferry departure, Skarfagarðar 3, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 533 5055
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Ranked #23 of 85 Attractions in Reykjavik
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. It is dedicated to... more » Owner description: The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. It is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon.The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður and it's light is well visible from Reykjavík city and the capital area. Every year the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER emerges an hour after sunset between 9 October (Lennon's day of birth) and 8 December (Lennon's demise). In addition the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER emerges for one week on winter solstice, on New Year's Eve, for one week during spring equinox and few other selected dates. The ever changing weather conditions play an interesting part to the strength, intensity and brilliance of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER’S light. During it's lighting time guided tours are avaiable called the Imagine Peace Tour. The tour is dedicated to the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER and Lennon’s and Ono’s continuing campaign for world peace. It is run by Elding with departures from Reykjavík's Old harbour. The tour unites history, art and nature is an interesting way. « less
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Videy Island, where the Imagine Peace Tower is, is a very nice and peaceful place to visit for a few hours. There are many nice trails on the island and a nice restaurant where I had an excellent lamb soup.

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Reykjavik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Peace Tower is on a small island, Videy, outside Reykjavik. There's a ferry to the island and on arrival the visitor is struck by the feeling that the place is somehow "other worldly". There's a short walk to Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. You can write your own message and drop it... More

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear Krist_n_HReykjavik, Thank you for your kind and informative review about the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. We are glad you've gotten to enjoy it's light and message. All the best from the team at Videy Island More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was interesting to see on our visit to Videy Island but I would love to see it at the times of the year when it is lit up.

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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Videy Island is 1/2 mile from shore, just,off,downtown, we walked to the ferry dock, then ate at the wonderful little,restaurant when one gets off the ferry (waffles only the day we were there, delicious), then walked all over the west island with the Cerr large sculptures. Barren, interesting, great hike. Fun way to spend an afternoon. The Peace Tower was... More

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear breggie, Thank you for visiting the site of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. We are glad you enjoyed the time on the island and the nice sights there. All the best from the team at Videy Island More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Could see across from our hotel. Just a symbol of peace. Love John & Yoko and love her ideas for peace

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear MMMoo, We are glad that you got to enjoy the light and message of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER during your holiday in Iceland. All the best from the team at Videy Island More

Berlin, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Did not know that this excist but went one night on a tour with Elding to Videy. The light is amazing and the guide was great.

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear RKri, We are glad that you got to enjoy the light and message of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER during your holiday in Iceland. All the best from the team at Videy Island More

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We saw the light when travelling to see the Northern Lights. It is fantastic that it isn't on all year round so that it can be really enjoyed. It is a great sight and allows you to reflect.

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear sophieandadam27, We are glad you got to enjoy the view of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER and the Northern Lighst. It is so nice how it's light and message reaches people in various places. All the best from the team at Videy Island More

Canyon Lake, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The tower light was on when we went on a search for the Northern Lights. It's very bright and irritating. But it is a good beacon if you are lost at sea.

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear Irishnite, We are sorry to hear you didn't appreciate the light of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. We hope you enjoyed the Northern Lights through. All the best from the team at Videy Island More

Short Hills
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Yoko Ono had this built as a tribute to John. It is quite visible from far away. To me, it conjures up nice thoughts about the introspective Beatle.

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear Subway73, We are glad you got to enjoy the view of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. It is so nice how it's light and message reaches people in various places. All the best from the team at Videy Island More

South Wales
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We visited the first night of the Equinox, John and Yoko's Wedding Anniversary. I expected to be there for the actual lighting but our trip arrived about 30 minutes later. It was a very strange experience. Daylight ferries run during May - September but this of course was in the dark and there we were, about 30 of us walking... More

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Videy, Manager at Imagine Peace Tower, responded to this review

Dear WhiteRocke, Thank you for joining our tour to view the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Viðey Island and sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the tour despite the harsh conditions on the island that night. Kind regards the Viðey and Elding team More

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