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Videy Island

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Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Fantastic Day out!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Setubal, Portugal
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my bike because I thought I would not have enough time to go around it. However, I could manage to walk around in two hours time and see everything. It is a tiny island, but you get a sense of closeness to mother Earth here, mainly on the North shore facing Esja. You can also see Richard Serra... More 

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a twenty minute ferry ride from the Old Harbor or Harpa (follow the dock until you can go no further for the sign for Videy ferry). On the island, there is a restaurant with outdoor service that is lovely on a sunny day. Island is very green, dotted with sculptures and historic structures. There's a free guided tour (check... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great remote and relaxing place just a few minutes by boat away from Reykjavik harbour. You can walk around, contemplate and enjoy the birdlife. You can also have a meal at the restaurant. The north end of the island has got ruins and remains of the earlier life of Videy and people there. Well worth a visit; I've been... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry over with our bikes and biked around the island. Great views. We then sat outside the restaurant and enjoy a wine/beer while overlooking the amazing view. A very nice day

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ticket with the Ferry cost only 1200 isk for adults, 1/2 price for 7-18 yrs and free for 0-6 yrs. Ferry ride takes 5 minutes unless your going from the old harbor / Harpa. The Island is enjoyable for people who like to walk. Good walking paths are all over the Island. You'll find beautiful views, birdlife, minor cliffs... More 

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Wimbledon
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This boat excursion was the best value attraction in the whole of Reykjavik. Pick up a £8 return ticket at Harpa Concert Hall and pick up the boat at midday or 14.30. The 30 min crossing is easy, taking in spectacular views and the island provides a variety of interesting walks. Best to go on a sunny day .

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Thank Louise H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After two days of driving near Reykjavík, we decided to have a relaxing day by taking a ferry ride to the island from the Old Port. The 1200 krona for a round trip ferry ride allowed me to enjoy the city view and the island landscape. Tip. Start from the left side of the island after you get on the... More 

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London
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy place to visit by ferry. If you enjoy being outside this is a pleasant place to spend a few hours. Island inhabited by a variety of birds. I had lunch at the café on the island and had a burger that was basically uncooked (and I say this a someone who's happy to eat rare steak) so if... More 

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Monterey, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small island a quick ferry ride from Reykjavik. It is very peaceful and a good place to go walking and/or bird watching. It features one of the first buildings built in Iceland which is now a restaurant, gallery and museum. I waited in the restaurant, both inside and out, for half an hour, but no one ever... More 

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