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Videy Island

Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 411 6360
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Historic housing of the past

If you are interested in the history of the Icelandic people, this island should be on your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth F
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Koenigsbrunn, Germany
Well worth to visit

Viðey is close to Reykjavik but you have to take ferry for 5 min to get there. You can take short... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JosefSt
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North Iceland, Iceland
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Viðey Island - Peace, beauty, history An island, where art, history and nature lie just beyond the city shore. The combination of stunning views, historical ruins and contemporary art pieces make Viðey island something special. Just a short boat-ride takes you to another world, to be explored in your own time. From nesting birds and panoramic views, to Yoko Ono's famous 'Imagine Peace Tower' and Richard Serra's 'Milestones', you'll discover an oasis of peace, beauty and history. Close to shore, but a world away. Viðey is part of Reykjavík City Museum: One museum in five unique places.
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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+354 411 6360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the history of the Icelandic people, this island should be on your itinerary. If you have the Reykjavic Card the boat trip is included. You can spend about half a day here, walking across the small island, where you can...More

1  Thank Kenneth F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Viðey is close to Reykjavik but you have to take ferry for 5 min to get there. You can take short walk around. In summer time it is possible to see big cruise ship alongside nearby pier. Peace tower is there but you cant see...More

2  Thank JosefSt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a quick ferry ride from Reykjavik. There's lots of hiking trails. One of the ones we were on was rated easy but some of us had a hard time since it was rocky and narrow and had a few inch drop on the edge....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite a walk to the ferry to Videy Island, but once there, it's a really nice place to be out of the city and walking around nature. Lovely views of Reykjavik plus a great place for a picnic lunch. Ferries run every half hour,...More

Thank ssalko2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around for a few hours. Nothing spectacular, but nice if you need a break from the city. We didn't eat at the cafe (saving our krona) but it was very picturesque.

1  Thank gpcawsey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brilliant day trip from Reykjavik. Guided tours are not really necessary unless you really want the stories and history told to you (not read off your phone). Take some food and maybe a thermos of coffee. Can get muddy too. Great photo opportunities for...More

1  Thank Jimmyjayistheway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a gorgeous day (sunny and 60) and spent it walking around the island. Took the free, guided tour offered daily and learned quite a bit of Icelandic history. The art was interesting, and the landscape was breathtaking. Thoroughly enjoyed our time on the...More

1  Thank Casey U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice and pretty island just outside of Reykjavik. You can get there by ferry, ~5min trip, which departs every hour in the summertime. The island hours a small cafe were you can get some lunch or just a hot cup of chocolate/coffee. Walking...More

2  Thank Niclas F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a joy visiting Videy Island. The island is filled with walking trails and provides beautiful views of Reykjavik. The island is great for bird watching and for enjoying peace and quiet in a stunningly beautiful setting.

Thank head2hawaii
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat to get there is not expensive, and if you go to the Skarfagardar dock, there's one departure every hour. We spent 3 hours on the island, including 45 minutes to eat our lunch. Not a lot of people were there (it was very...More

2  Thank WhatsInAScreenName42
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j_daise
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no cars AT ALL. Which makes the island really peaceful.There are very clearly marked walking paths. It is a bit windy so make sure to bring hat/ear protection.
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honey3235
February 1, 2017|
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Response from Maryann M | Reviewed this property |
Go to old harbor. There are a few ferries there and you can ask for their times. To be honest I don't know if there are any that go regularly during the winter. Call or email Elding. They're located on the harbor and they... More
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Michelle K
September 9, 2016|
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Response from Leaoana | Reviewed this property |
There are two spots to get a ferry to Videy. One is at the old harbour, right in the city centre and another one next to the industrial port that is very near to the island. So probably if you get the ferry at the old... More
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