We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Imagine Peace Tower

| Kollafjorour Bay, Videy Island, Reykjavik 121, Iceland
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Imagine Peace Tower Tour from Reykjavik
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“videy island” (40 reviews)
“john lennon” (25 reviews)
“yoko ono” (17 reviews)
| Kollafjorour Bay, Videy Island, Reykjavik 121, Iceland
Write a ReviewReviews (235)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very interesting art installation. Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower is a very moving piece. The rays of light shoot straight up into the Reykjavik night sky. You can see it from the harbor in Reykjavik. We were there in January and it...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have never been here, but I am very concerned about it. It is a disgrace to Iceland. It is nothing more than a blatant desecration of the night sky. People would want to visit Iceland to observe the Aurora Borealis. They would not want...More

Thank Lincon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a brief time each year, from the date of John Lennon's birth to the date of his death, this tower of light shines in Reykjavik. It is visible from the shore or from boat.

Thank CLK56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Videy Island on the ferry using the Reykjavik City Card. Walked to the Peace Tower and was able to examine the engravings. Very cool with the work "Peace" in several languages. Since it was chilly we went to the café fro a warm...More

Thank luv2ride
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was lit every night while we stayed in Reykjavík. You can see it from everywhere in town even if the sky wasn’t so clear. We were lucky enough to catch Peace tower light with dancing northern light. May peace on this beautiful Iceland and...More

Thank noelga2000
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Took my Dad here as his Fathers Day gift, it was not light up, but still very cool to see, if you are a Beatles fan you MUST go and see it

Thank Canadian_Diver_007
Reviewed 8 November 2017

On a lovely star lit night with a full moon this was very moving and atmospheric. We said a wee prayer for our nearest and dearest. Found it easy to spot from the path along the bay and quite something up close when we visited...More

Thank Isthatyoujohn
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Saw the light beaming skywards while we were on a Northern Lights boat tour in the harbor. Very inspiring to know what it is and why it's there.

Thank Ladythrowback
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This came as quite a surprise and apparently we had just missed Yoko Ono when she came to light the Peace Light. It shines over the city all night and gives a sense of reflection. Very pretty! Very moving!

Thank zeemie83
Nearby Restaurants
Brasserie Askur
537 reviews
2.97 km away
Kruska Reykjavik
163 reviews
2.96 km away
121 reviews
2.06 km away
Wok On
52 reviews
2.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Videy Island
304 reviews
.37 km away
Laugardalslaug Swimming Pool
118 reviews
2.27 km away
Laugardalur Park
212 reviews
2.72 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 October 2017|
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
Jenni P
24 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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