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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 1 week ago

our visit was in summer so you don't get to see it lit up. But lovely to go and see it up close for a day trip. It is cool in the winter months when it is lit to see

Thank organicgirl48
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice ferry ride over to island, but nothing much to see. Peace Tower is a little hole that is only lit a short time during the year. Good for a walk thru the grasslands but that's about it. Cafe on grounds was ok,but expensive. Little...More

Thank perWarrenton_va
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Unless a day when illuminated it is just a circular construction, tiled white with peace written in different languages.

1  Thank drfcok
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The simplistic monument sits at the westerly end of Reykjavík's Vidy Island and can only be reached by boat. It's illuminated for a few week of the year between Iceland's national day and Lennon's birthday, when it shines powerful laser lights up into the night...More

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We really enjoyed this tour. We booked it through Elding Tour Company. They were very professional and had an excellent, knowledgeable guide. Yoko Ono had this tower built for her late husband, John Lennon. It is built on the island of Videy, in Reykjavik, Iceland....More

1  Thank gr8teful2travel
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I feel that every city ,town and village could and make should have a PEACE TOWER! WOULDN'T THE WORLD BE A BETTER PLACE FOR IT?!!!

Thank constance w
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER built by Yoko Ono in a small island outside Reykjavik harbour. This light is only on during the period from John´s birthday October 9th and shines bright until the day he died 8th December. On the tower base you...More

1  Thank ARNARSON1962
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We saw this the night we went out to see the Northern lights whilst in Reykjavik. It was cool and nice to cross it off the bucket list.

Thank floramum
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Peace Tower is located on an island, and only lit for a short time every year and it was something my husband has wanted to visit for a long time. We visited on a rainy night when the three of us were the only...More

Thank lovestotravelFlorida
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This year I drove with Elding from the harbour of Reykjavik to the island Viðey at 20:00. We were a small group of 5. It rained the whole evening but probably this gave the evening a special atmosphere. The Imagine Peace Tower is an unique...More

Thank Winfried K
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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
Cherry G