The island of Viðey in Kollafjörður Bay, just outside Reykjavík Harbour is a historic place. Archaeological investigations on the island in recent years have revealed evidence of settlement as early as the 10th century. The ‘father of Reykjavík’ Skúli Magnússon built the mansion and the church on the island in the late 18th century.

The Icelandic Government presented the City of Reykjavík with Viðey on the city’s 200th Anniversary on August 18th, 1986.

Viðey Website


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IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is lit on the following dates:

09 Oct – 08 Dec
21 Dec – 31 Dec
18 Feb
20 Mar – 27 Mar
John’s birthday to death day
Winter equinox to New Year’s Eve
Yoko’s birthday
Spring equinox (J&Y’s Honeymoon)

It is lit from roughly 1 hour after sunset until midnight – except John and Yoko’s birthdays and New Year’s Eve, when it is lit until sunrise. On October 9th and March 20th, it lights at 8pm.


IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be illuminated on Viðey Island on Wednesday 9th October 2019. The TOWER will be lit soon after 8pm.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 virus, access to the island is not possible this year, so we encourage people to watch safely (and observing Social Distancing rules) from the mainland, when the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is lit and take a moment to IMAGINE PEACE.

From 10th October

From 10th October, IMAGINE PEACE TOWER guided tours start running every evening from Skarfabakki for approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. They unite history, art and nature in an interesting manner and give a deep insight into this magnificent work of art. The price for the IMAGINE PEACE Tour is 5.000 ISK per person and pick up from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík area is complimentary, and occurs 45 mins before the ferry departs.

Ferry times from Ægis­garður are 8pm (Oct 9-Dec 8, Feb 18) , 6pm (21,22,27,28,30 Dec), 4pm (31 Dec) and 8pm (20-26 March).

For bookings call +354 555 3565 no later than 16:00 the same day.

Our winter schedule offers trips to Viðey on Saturdays and Sundays.

Viðey House Café is open according to the schedule for our guests to enjoy lovely refreshments after walking around the island.

Walking paths in Viðey are easy for all and hikers have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful view over Reykjavik City and surroundings. On the eastern part of the island the history of the village and the fishing company placed there a century ago is made accessable and alive with information posters.Two magnificent works of art can be found on the west part of the island; Richard Serra´s Afangar and Yoko Ono´s IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

For more information, go to the Elding website.


On the map of the Earth planet, Iceland is a country situated in the northern
most part of our world. It is an ideal location from which to cover the Earth
with enlightenment and love.

Iceland is a magical and beautiful country. The electrical energy source for the
country and for the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is geothermal – water, instead
of oil. No pollution. No war. This is just one of the incredible situations that
creates the magic of Iceland.

Right now, light is what the world so desperately needs, since, in varying
degrees, we all live in darkness of fear and confusion of the polluted world.

This column of light in Iceland will not be extinguished. It is the eternal flame
we send out to the world and the universe to give light and warmth, and the hope
and conviction that our dreams can come true.

I hope the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will give light to the strong wishes of
World Peace from all corners of the planet and give encouragement, inspiration
and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion.

Let us come together to realize a peaceful world.

I dedicate this tower to John Lennon.
my love for you is forever.

Yoko Ono