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“Horse riding”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Videy Island

Videy Island
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Ranked #38 of 178 things to do in Reykjavik
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Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Horse riding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went to Viðey island for Viking horse riding tour, which was a combination tour with Blue Lagoon trip. We were picked up from the parking lot by the Iceland Excursions main office (close to harbor)by a very friendly gentleman. Short ride in the bus, then ferry and then wearrived in Viðey Island.
My mother had not been riding in many years, but she climbed on the horse, and enjoyed it very much. Such beautiful island, no traffic, no noise. Cafeteria was not open that time in the morning.
I loved the ride,even though it was rainy.
Waterproof and helmets are available, but bring your own gloves as it can be cold and there weren't many pairs of gloves available for loan. Horses were well looked after, and appeared happy. Staff were friendly and helpful, and this was a good ride for beginners too.

Visited July 2013
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Videy, General Manager at Videy Island, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear SatAtmaKaur,

Thank you for your nice comments. We are really happy that you had such a nice time riding the horses in Videy.

Best regards,
The Videy team
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“history and hiking five minutes by ferry from mainland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

This small island is easily accessible. Above the ferry dock is a small building with a restaurant and bathrooms. I did not see any other tourist services available. From this center point, there are hiking trails in both directions. For the most part, the hiking is easy. We picked a day with 40 mph so had an entertaining time near the cliffs. As one walks along, there are ruins and signs explaining the history of this small island. The school house is still used for activities - there was a daycare group visiting while we were there. I found it fascinating to read about the lives of the families who lived there while supporting themselves by fishing. One of the old letters mentioned how fortunate the families were because there was work for children as young as six.

Visited June 2013
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Videy, General Manager at Videy Island, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We're glad you had a nice time in Videy!

Best regards,
The Videy team
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“A great place for nature lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This unspoilt island is only a few minutes away from Reykjavik by ferry and is a great site for walking, cycling and watching the large variety of birds which live there. In addition there is horse riding at various times of the year and the eastern end of the island has some interesting historical sites from the island's time as a port and processing plant. We weren't aware of any of the industrial history before we arrived on the island and found the descriptive plaques interesting and informative. If you've ever stayed on Lundy Island in the UK you'll immediately see the similarities.

We went there primarily for the nature and birds and spent a good half day just walking and looking around. Despite spending that length of time we still covered less than half the island and didn't even get to see the Peace Tower. The more you look, the more you will see.

Normally the ferry leaves from the new harbour but there is one ferry a day at noon from the old harbour which is more convenient for most visitors staying near the old town.

Visited June 2013
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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Nick M,

Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to share this with us. We are really happy that you had such a good day in Videy.

All the best to you from the team at Videy Island!
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“Very Interesting and very inspirational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This little island is only about a 5 minute ferry ride from ReyKjaviK. There is not much here, except for nature, nature and more nature. There is a wonderful little church that has the oldest furniture of all churches in ReyKjaviK. It's very neat. The Peace Tower is here as well, and we were fortunate in that we were there to see it lit. The island is enchanting. Well worth the visit, in good weather!

Visited February 2013
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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear jtelfer,

Thank you very much for rating and reviewing Viðey island. We are glad you enjoyed your stay on Viðey and the light of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

All the best from the team at Viðey island
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“Isolation a 5 min boat ride from the City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

If you want to get out of the City you can take a 5min Boat ride to this uninhabited Island. We were the only visitors when we went. We enjoyed a bracing walk and the exhibition in the old scholl house at the far end of the Island was worth looking at and rather atmospheric. There are some random sculptures dotted about but we enjoyed the contrast to downtown Reykjavic. The boat trip costs 1000 ISK per person but only operates at the weekend in the winter season.

Visited January 2013
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Videy, Manager at Videy Island, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear HKenny,

Thank you for your nice comments about Viðey island. We are glad you liked the exhibition in the old school house.

All the best from the team at Viðey island
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