Imagine Peace Tower - in memory of John Lennon | Walking tour on Videy island

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From $88.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Watch Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower ignite the sky above Videy Island on a 1.5-hour tour from Reykjavik’s old harbor, and learn how Ono created the monument to honor her late husband, John Lennon. Travel by boat to the serene island, and follower your guide through the stark terrain; slip a peace message into a well at the site, ward off the chill with a warm drink in an island café then return to the bustling heart of Reykjavik. 
  • Evening Imagine Peace Tower tour from Reykjavik
  • Cruise from Reykjavik Old Harbour to Videy Island
  • Follow a guide to the remote location of the Imagine Peace Tower
  • Listen to a video narration about the tower and world peace by Yoko Ono
  • Warm up with a hot drink before the cruise back to Reykjavik

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hot chocolate/coffee/tea
  • Flash lights & Crampons if needed
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ægisgarður 5
    Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meet us in the ELDING ticket office located at Ægisgarður 5c by the Old Harbour district in Reykjavík. Once at the pier, simply follow the red colour to find us! Be sure to arrive at least 15 min. before departure to ensure enough time to check in and to board the boat.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Involves a walk on gravel unpaved road and may include a steep climb to a viewing platform.
  • Weather may change quickly. Please be prepared for all weather conditions and dress appropriately.
  • Sturdy footwear, warm jacket, thermals, hat, scarf and gloves are recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Crampons are provided if conditions call for it.
  • Not recommended for travelers that have difficulties walking.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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27 reviews
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Fantastic experience
Sue_C, Nov 2022
Fantastic experience. Very moving. Fun to be on a deserted island at night. Megan, our guide, was brilliant. She was very friendly and informative & took amazing photos as we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights at the same time - bonus!! Would definitely recommend this trip, even if you’re not a John Lennon fan.
Great tour with a small...
Shannon_K, Nov 2022
Great tour with a small group, 8 people. Walking around the uninhabited island with cold wind and creaky dock was a rare experience
We loved this trip. The...
JAMES_D, Oct 2022
We loved this trip. The captain of the boat was a great driver. The guide gave us a history of the light and a tour of the church on the island. Loved the music playing Imagine by the light. And we saw the Northern Lights which was a plus 👏🏻. Thanks so much.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear JAMES_D, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate our Imagine Peace Tower Tour. We're glad you had a great time on this secluded walking tour on Viðey island and what a bonus that the northern lights even made an appearance! All the best, The Elding team
Wonderful tour with very knowledgeable guide
Vicki_U, Oct 2022
What a trip! Megan our host was so knowledgable about the island and the peace tower. Great small group and the northern lights was an added bonus! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Vicki_U, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review our Imagine Peace Tower tour on Viðey island. We are glad you had an enjoyable time on our secluded walking tour with Megan - with the surprise addition of the northern lights dancing above! All the best, The Elding team
A great place to express world peace
MarionLavoie, Oct 2022
The tour guide was informative about Videy Island, the church and the Peace Tower It was a beautiful evening to take a short walk to the Peace Tower. Pictures were taken of the tower beams and different languages to express peace. It was disappointing that there wasn't a video from Yoko Ono and be able to place a message of peace as advertised for this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear MarionLavoie, Thank you for the review of our Imagine Peace Tower Walking tour on Videy island. We're gad you enjoyed the tour. Rest assured that we'll certainly look into your comments regarding the video (which is available online) and an option to write a message of peace. All the best, The Elding team
Edith_G, Nov 2021
As a big fan of the Beatles this was a must in our trip. You get to see a bit more than just the light as you step into the island. The view of the city is nice and we were lucky to see the northern lights from there too!
Beautiful trip to the Peace Tower.
paulinej259, Nov 2019
Fabulous. Really pleased we were able to visit the tower whilst it was lit. Would highly recommend visiting the tower.. I found it very moving.
Last minute
janegoadby, Oct 2019
NorthernLights trip was cancelled so booked this, I’m not the best Walker so struggled a bit but that was my own fault as I knew walking was involved. As a last minute trip this was lovely
This was great made even beter by our...
mark, Dec 2017
This was great made even beter by our french guide that spoke perfect English
We had a great time! Our guide, Sila...
Lori B, Nov 2017
We had a great time! Our guide, Sila, was very informative, friendly, and knowledgeable. The weather was not cooperative but we made the best of it. We were very lucky to have a small group only 4 people and our guide, boat captain, and transportation crew member. We couldn't have asked for a better group. The Tower is beautiful! I found that this tour is not widely known in travel brochures and websites, but I found it and will recommend to anyone going to Reykjavik. It's a lovely tribute to John Lennon.
The tower was great to see but the tour...
mickeyd2v3, Oct 2017
The tower was great to see but the tour could have been better organized. Also there was quite a bit of walking in dark unsteady places and that was never explained in the tour description. We had a wonderful bonus on our ferry ride back from the Island..........we saw the Northern Lights!!! Two tours in one!
Beautiful! The snow made the light...
Donna M, Feb 2016
Beautiful! The snow made the light even more amazing. Can't wait to see Videy Island again!
The guys from Elding whale watching...
Linda E, Jan 2016
The guys from Elding whale watching could not have been more helpful and friendly. Very knowledgeable about the subject. Thoroughly enjoyable trip and I would recommend using this company
Amazing experience and recommended for...
Eleonore Y, Dec 2015
Amazing experience and recommended for any John Lennon fan or anyone who appreciates a beautiful art installation set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world.
We enjoyed the Image peace tower tour...
Karen H, Nov 2015
We enjoyed the Image peace tower tour from Reykjavik, we were made to feel welcome and the guide was very informative and friendly. This trip is great valve for money and would recommend people to take this trip with Viator. The guide makes a great cup of hot chocolate.
My partener had always wanted to do...
michael p, Oct 2015
My partener had always wanted to do this tour,so on her birthday15 Oct we did it.We was picked promptly and although there was only four of us ,along with the guides,it was a brilliant trip.The guides were brilliant and very friendly.This was a very unique night out.I would rate this very high.
takeru2013tikyuu, Nov 2019
当日はレーザー光線が小雨を浮かび出し、幻想的な好景を経験した。 様々な国の老若男女が、集まった。一生の思い出になりました。