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Imagine Peace Tower

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Address: | Kollafjorour Bay, Videy Island, Reykjavik 121, Iceland

The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is a work of art conceived by the legendary artist...

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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We went on an Elding excursion by boat to Videy Island, where the light is located. The trip was well organized and our guide was well informed and helpful. This was one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
Anne K
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 guests on the island. The lights from the tower caught the rain and mini-twinkles of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 place and I can recommed to visit us. This is only possible between October and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went on an Elding excursion by boat to Videy Island, where the light is located. The trip was well organized and our guide was well informed and helpful. This was one of the "must see" sights for my (John Lennon fan) traveling companion, and she was happy with the experience. It was cold but we were well dressed for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was one of my most memorable experiences in Iceland. The tour guide and tour operator were excellent - our guide was a young lady from Germany named Bipsy (or that is how it sounds, not sure the spelling). She shared alot of info about the Island, Whales, The Peace Tower, etc. It was a rainy night when we visited... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We did not visit Videy Island, but this was a beacon of light over the city each night we saw coming back after tours. The light is shown from Videy Island off Reykjavik. It is a tribute to Beatle John Lennon by his wife Yoko Ono.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I loved my visit to the Imagine Peace Tower. I went at night with a group of three ladies, a tour guide and the boat captain. It was an awesome time and it was only us five on the entire island. Wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was fortunate enough to be in Reykjavik during the Imagine Peace Tower lighting ceremony and WOW, what an event! Even if you don't make it just going to the tower is really inspiring. And you might even be able to see the northern lights above Reykjavik on a clear night :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Discovered this attractuion but more stunning at night as it projects into the night sky. A perfect tribute to John Lennon by Oko Ono...can be seen for miles.Later in the week we were in the mountains chasing the Northern Lights and you could see this from miles away. Great visual item....and free to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

While chasing the northern lights, I saw this magnificent installation, and did I little research about it.If you are in the area it is worth to visit, we can all enjoy his message of peace and love!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

we saw this on our northern lights trip with Time tours. We like the sentiment and it can be seen for miles.

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