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.
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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