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Imagine Peace Tower

| Kollafjorour Bay, Videy Island, Reykjavik 121, Iceland
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Could not get the song out of my head, was not lit during our stay. Yet it sure makes one think and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scott H
Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
lucky if you see it lit

on videy island an art construction by yoko ono in memory of john lennon , lit at certain times of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. It is dedicated to the memory of John Lennon.The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is located on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður and it's light is well visible from Reykjavík city and the capital area. Every year the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER emerges an hour after sunset between 9 October (Lennon's day of birth) and 8 December (Lennon's demise). In addition the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER emerges for one week on winter solstice, on New Year's Eve, for one week during spring equinox and few other selected dates. The ever changing weather conditions play an interesting part to the strength, intensity and brilliance of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER’S light. During it's lighting time guided tours are avaiable called the Imagine Peace Tour. The tour is dedicated to the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER and Lennon’s and Ono’s continuing campaign for world peace. It is run by Elding with departures from Reykjavík's Old harbour. The tour unites history, art and nature is an interesting way.
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| Kollafjorour Bay, Videy Island, Reykjavik 121, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Could not get the song out of my head, was not lit during our stay. Yet it sure makes one think and yes Imagine what peace would be like.

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 1 week ago

on videy island an art construction by yoko ono in memory of john lennon , lit at certain times of the year but worth visiting if you are in rejkavik and have time to visit the island

Thank j2tatum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Northern Lights danced around the blue beam the night I saw the beam. At first, I thought it was a search light, but the tour guide informed us who the beam was for: John Lennon.

Thank Catherine N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a tour with 9 people and felt very privileged to be on this island and to see the Imagine peace tower. This is a stunning artwork and our guide was very knowledgeable about the artwork, the island and its history. Our guide...More

Thank 535family
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful evening spent on Videy Island. The cruise over from Reykjavik was short and smooth...for those that might think they'd be sea-sick! The staff/guide were very knowledgeable and allowed us to stay as long as we wanted. Our guide actually helped us set up our...More

Thank Katherine09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 2 of 9 who were on the tour that night. Videy is a small island, that is inhabited... so when theres just 9 of you on there it feels pretty bizarre! The tour guide Megan was informative and very knowledgable on the tour...More

Thank Aimee K
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This tower is only illuminated for a limited time each year and as we were lucky enough to in Reykjavik at that time, I booked the tour for my family of four. To be clear, the experience of visiting an uninhabited island at night and...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We wondered what this was about and then read about in a paper.A great tribute to the great John Lennon

Thank jacqueline Ann l
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is a very interesting art installation. Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower is a very moving piece. The rays of light shoot straight up into the Reykjavik night sky. You can see it from the harbor in Reykjavik. We were there in January and it...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I have never been here, but I am very concerned about it. It is a disgrace to Iceland. It is nothing more than a blatant desecration of the night sky. People would want to visit Iceland to observe the Aurora Borealis. They would not want...More

Thank Lincon H
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6 October 2017|
Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Dear CandyB4WVU, You could explore the island at your own pace by taking the public ferry, however it is only available mid day on Sat-Sun in winter. Do note that the tower is only lit in the evenings. All the best, The... More
Jenni P
24 June 2017|
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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Hi Jenni P, Yes, you can use the ferry without booking onto a tour. Departures are limited in winter to only Sat-Sun at 13:15, 14:15 and 15:15. See schedule and pricing online: elding.is/videy-ferry All the best, The... More
Angela H
4 September 2016|
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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Dear Angela H, You're absolutely right, you just need to get on the ferry and you will be able to participate to the ceremony. The ferry will be leaving from Skarfabakki. All the best, The Elding team