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Videy Island

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Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: 5335055
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Wonderful Get Away

Just a 10 minute boat ride from the Opera House and you are in a wonderful pastoral hiking area. The island is small and fully walkable. There is also a restaurant on the island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark L
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Englewood, Colorado, United States
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Englewood, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a 10 minute boat ride from the Opera House and you are in a wonderful pastoral hiking area. The island is small and fully walkable. There is also a restaurant on the island, but we did not try it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband's father was aboard the Skeena when she went aground on the rocks of Videy in 1944. It was quite a hike to the memorial but we were happy we made it. There is a nice playground for kids and refreshments available.

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Thank Tessica
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the city centre and caught the ferry from Skarfabakki which is a short and very pleasant ferry ride. Don't forget to take a beanie or scarf as the wind can pick up unexpectedly .We only had three hours there and caught the ferry back to old town for something different. Only had time to walk the Austurey,... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a good way to spend some time but not overly exciting. The imagine peace statue is impressive when you think about what it stands for.

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Thank Thomas R
Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the ferry from Reykjavik harbour to Viðey for a briliant 20 minute mini-cruise along the city waterfront. It only costs 1200 ISK return (whether you leave from Rekjavik or take the shorter ride from the Laugarnes peninsula) and must be one of the best value excursions in Iceland. The stop at the Harpa concert hall is not well signposted... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry leaves from the old harbor. The ride over is fun in itself. We spent a morning walking around the island. The cafe serves God food and drinks. This is a relaxing get away from the city.

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Thank LMCinLA
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Video Island is a marvelous spot to have a nice walk (longer or shorter) with wonderful views of the harbor and city not far away. It is the location of Yoko Ono's "Imagine Peace" tower of light, which you may see on certain winter days/nights. The old house has a nice little cafe/restaurant and is open to explore as a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Videy Island is an uninhabited, beautiful site in the Greater Reykjavik area accessible by a very short ferry ride. My group was treated to a private dinner in the old stone house that sits atop a hill on the island and is one of the oldest stone houses in all of Iceland. Those who have difficulty walking should be aware... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a good day out for bird watchers and great views of the harbour and nearby mountains a nice sail as well

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been wanting to visit this island for so long, and it did not disappoint! We managed to catch the first ferry across (10:15am) which is recommended to beat the tourists. We then walked around the island anti-clockwise. Watch out for the birds as they can get quite nasty towards people even though we weren’t being threatening! Once on... More 

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