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Great view of the city!

We took the ferry with the Reykjavik city card. The views for the city and mountains were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely for walking the many trails

We took a bus to about 1/2 mile and then walked to the terminal. Then you get a ticket to the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry with the Reykjavik city card. The views for the city and mountains were fantastic. There were only a few other people on the island while we were there. After walking around the island, we stopped for a coffee at the cafe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UTZ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a bus to about 1/2 mile and then walked to the terminal. Then you get a ticket to the ferry. If you get a bus pass or a city card the island and bus is included. We stayed for about two hours and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Came here 10/9. John Lennons birthday. The peace memorial is lit on this day. It was cold, windy and rainy, but I loved every minute of it. Will always have this memory whenever I hear Imagine.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dian R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Walking around Videy Island was one of the highlights of my trip. The island is quite large and I spent much more time there than I originally anticipated but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! The trail around the island is not strenuous at all and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mickey92893
Reviewed 17 October 2018

An interesting ferry ride, and a scenic island to explore. Best to give the restaurant a miss, unless it's just for coffee and cake etc. The restaurant itself is pleasant, and window tables afford nice views, but the meals are truly horrible. My toasted sandwich...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stchristopher053
Reviewed 10 October 2018

It is quite some time ago I was here, but preparing for a new trip to Iceland I want to visit again and I hop te do so in the very near future.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alierommers640
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the ferry to the island. You get a map and walk to the various locations. The Peace Tower, a small church next to the main house (the house has a cafe) an old school that now is a museum, and the village...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Eneida F
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Easy trails on a beautiful island where you still find some loneliness and nice photo motives you get as well in touch with the island's history and on top reward yourself after your walk with a unique soda on the terrace of the restaurant.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D A
Reviewed 19 September 2018

It was fun to take the ferry from the Old Harboer to Videy and have a couple hours to walk beautiful paths and learn about its former village. The small tea room provided a refreshing stop before we caught the ferry back from this now-protected...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KMGrayPHD
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Was intrigued about the island after first seeing it when arriving in Reykjavik. We took the ferry over from harpa concert hall which was lovely. We were lucky enough to have a clear day so could stand outside on the boat which had nice views...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Katherine A
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26 November 2018|
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Response from ssalko2 | Reviewed this property |
It's quite a walk. It's easy to get to the water (maybe a mile), but winding through the industrial port takes a while. I would give yourself 45 min -1 hr.
17 July 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.
1 February 2017|
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Response from wavestravels | 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