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“Was I lucky or what!”
Review of Videy Island

Videy Island
Ranked #35 of 183 things to do in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 24, 2012

I went over on the 7th December to get up close with the peace light and I was the only one who booked. So I had my own private guide...a lovely girl with great english and a warm personality. We had a fantastic time. There was no rush...no-one else to get into shot.....just me and Sunnle (sorry about the spelling and the pron but you know who you are). The weather was good enough...it stopped raining just before the ferry. The light tower is not laser but very powerful spots which shot up into the clouds. This is one of Okos' better works. You can see it from the harbour/shore but up close it's a wonder. If you like walking then a stroll round the island is perfect as well and despite what people say just check the waters.....there is a lot of wildlife to see.

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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Dear Patratzel

Thank you for taking time to post your review about your visit to Videy island. It makes us really happy to hear how much you enjoyed the Imagine Peace Tour and the sight of the towet.

Best regards,
The team at Viðey island

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We took advantage of a very sunny day to visit the island. The ferries were still on the summer timetable, as was the cafe, but the horses had been taken off the island. We began by sampling the Icelandic waffles, which were delicious and reasonably priced. Then we spent about 2 1/2 hours walking around the coastline, looking in rock pools as we went! Aside from the beautiful views and the history (the island was used for milk and fish production in the past) we just loved how quiet it was. Being out of season meant there were only a handful of people on the island at the same time so we could pretend the whole place was ours! Most of the paths are easy to walk along and it's fairly flat.

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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Dear AmyLT85,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It’s always a pleasure to read about our guests positive experiences, it is truly something to experience the peace and quite so close to the city.

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The team at Videy island

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We took the ferry over to this island on a dreary day, so my impressions will not match those of folks who had the good fortune to be there in a sunny day. In truth, there isn't much to do - especially if you are not in superior physical condition. To see the Peace Tower, you have to walk over a steep hill and beyond. Not being all that eager to make the trek, we didn't go to see it.

There are no signs telling you where things are - which is good in a way, since it doesn't spoil the natural setting - but it is frustrating not to know where you will find the different components to be seen. What we enjoyed the most was seeing the Icelandic Ponies - who are available there for riding, at a fee. We didn't ride but spent quite a bit of time admiring and petting them.

Bottom line: don't go on a dreary day.

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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Dear wewaltz,

Thank you for taking time to post your review about your visit to Videy island. We are sorry to hear that your visit to the island didn't meet your expectations. You are right, a visit to some of the islands most interesting sites requires some hiking and the weather always has an effect on outings like this one.

On the island there are actually quite few information signs, but carefully placed in order not to spoil the natural settings. We also have a printed map of the island on the boat and in Viðeyjarstofa café, it includes a lot of information and also the time it takes from getting from one place to the other.

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The team at Videy island

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Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Viday is a beautiful little island which is just a five minute boat journey from the mainland. We went on a beautiful sunny day and the views were spectacular of the city, mountains and the ocean. There's a Great little restaurant which is reasonably priced and at a price of 1000 kr for the return trip it's not going to break the bank either. If its a nice day and you have a few spare hours I would recommend it

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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Dear Biffajk,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It makes us really happy to hear how much you appreciated your visit to Videy island.

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The team at Videy island

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

This deserted island is a short ferry ride away from the city harbor.

There aren't very much in the way of human habitat here, having been abandoned when the going got tough in 1943. (I believe that the island is now a Reykjavík city property. There is a small stable behind the Governor's House, but I don't think anyone is living on the island.)

When I visited, the school building on the east side, it was being renovated, and had a few photos to illustrate the island's history.

The west part is home to the Imagine Peace Tower, a white light fixture with not much to see when unlit. (I encountered a group of local students in the shelter nearby, and ended up having lunch with them and play some games until I caught the ferry in the afternoon. Good times.)

Overall, I think it gave me a nice break in a quite environment.

2  Thank Hiro A
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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Dear Hiro A,

Thank you for taking time to post your review about your visit to Videy island. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the island is surely an interesting place to meet people.

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