Viðey

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Unspoiled nature reigns on island of Viðey, which has a unique place in Icelandic history. Birdlife abounds on the island, while outstanding works of modern art also make their mark.

This summer Laxnes Horse Farm will offer riding tours in the island beautiful nature. During the summer months Bike Company runs a bike rental on the island. All bikes are mountain bikes well suited for the area, and in sizes for the whole family.

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On arriving in Viðey island two buildings greet you, Viðey Church and Viðey House.Hótel Holti operates a restaurant in Viðey House and has done so since apríl 2010. The old and splendid mansion, Viðey House, has a very special atmosphere and the restaurant is pop­ular among visitors.

The Imagine Peace Tower is a work of art concei­ved by the leg­end­ary art­ist, musician and peace advocate Yoko Ono as a beacon to world peace. The work is in the form of a wis­hing well from which a strong and tall tower of light emer­ges. The words ‘Imagine Peace’ are inscri­bed on the well in 24 world languages.

The light tower is composed of a num­ber of indi­vidual lig­hts that join toget­her to form a single beam. Six of the lig­hts tra­vel through corridors across a plat­form that surrounds the well and are ref­lected upw­ards to the sky with mirr­ors. The strength, intensity and brilli­ance of the light tower cont­inually changes as the partic­les in the air fluctuate with the prevail­ing weather and atmospheric conditi­ons unique toIceland.

How to get there: Bus nr5 from Hlemmur to Klettagarðar/Kænugarðar. From there walk to  Skarfabakki and take ferry.

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Last modified onSaturday, 02 November 2013 16:46

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