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Imagine Peace Tower

| Kollafjorour Bay, Videy Island, Reykjavik 121, Iceland
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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 9 April 2018

Visited out here on last night of the light being on. Very serene. Tour guide Tess very informative.

Thank Gregg H
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

It is a nice gesture, nice to check out quickly. It is a tribute to the John Lennon song Imagine. Not sure I would classify it as a must see...but if you do it is good.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I loved the boat trip over to Videy Island to see the Imagine Peace Tower. The island was covered in snow and it was so peaceful. We were the only group on the island. Being a photographer, I was in my element taking long exposure...More

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Yoko Ono designed a wonderful tribute to her husband, John Lennon. However, the Peace Light is only turner on from Johns birthday to his death which means if you travel to Iceland between mid December to early October, you won’t find it operational

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

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
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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
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Reviewed 13 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
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jbritishtraveller
22 March 2018|
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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Dear jbritishtraveller, The Imagine Peace Tower is situated on an island not far from where the cruise ships dock and you will likely be able to walk over to the ferry point from your ship. If not, there is a public... More
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jbritishtraveller
22 March 2018|
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Response from luv2ride | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there’s a ferry from Reykjavik proper to the island where the peace tower is emplaned. The ferry is on the harbor past the sun voyager sculpture ( get a map). It’s about a 15 minute (max) walk from the dock to the peace... More
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CandyB4WVU
5 October 2017|
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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
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