Viðey - Eating & Things To Do in Reykjavik - LikeALocal Guide

Island of peace


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Why locals love it

Viðey is the largest island of the Kollafjörður Bay, just outside Reykjavík. It was once considered the best place of living in the earlier times. It has a vivid birdlife and lovely basalt formations. It is the location of the Imagine Peace Tower and a coffeehouse

Why you should visit it

It is a lovely way to spend the day. Different view of Reykjavík and good way experiencing the older times. Check out the Imagine Peace Tower, which was envisioned and built by Yoko Ono.

Special tip

Be careful when travelling with children, as there are cliffs, ditches and ponds there which could be hazardous.

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Never been there, but I always wanted to go. This was the main place for powerful people in Iceland centuries ago. Now the island is quite deserted and I think no one lives there for a whole year, maybe just over the summer. I would definetely go there if you have time and if the weather is nice.
Daníel Daníelsson
February 13, 2017

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