Just a few minutes sailing from Reykjavík city Viðey Island provides an unforgettable coastal setting for banquets and weddings, conferences, meetings and exhibitions, incentives and unforgettable group events.
The combination of stunning views, historical ruins and contemporary art pieces make Viðey island something special. Just a short boat-ride takes you to another world, to be explored in your own time. From nesting birds and panoramic views, to Yoko Ono's famous 'Imagine Peace Tower' and Richard Serra's 'Milestones', you'll discover an oasis of peace, beauty and history. Close to shore, but a world away.
The Videy House is one of the country´s oldest building and a significant part of Icelandic architectural history and is known as the first building constructed of stone in Iceland. For vistors, there's a worthwhile historical display found in the basement. Nearby, Hotel Holti operates a restaurant in Videy House and has done so since April 2010. Known as The Gallery Restaurant, the venerable mansion has a very special atmosphere and the restaurant is popular among visitors.
How to get to Videy House
During the summertime a ferry goes every hour from Reykjavik to the island and so you are able to visit it, walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Other things to see apart from the nature and bird life is the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono that represents piece on earth. Every year the Imagine Peace Tower lights up the evening sky in Reykjavík from October 9th (Lennon's day of birth) through December 8th (Lennon's death).