Church in Viðey

Viðey Church

The second-oldest wooden church in Iceland, Viðey Church dates from the 18th century. Look out for the original decor and the tomb of the former owner of Viðey, Skúli Magnússon – he died here in 1794. Excavations...

Monument in Viðey

Peace Tower

Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower (2007) is a ‘wishing well’ that blasts a dazzling column of light into the sky every night between 9 October (John Lennon’s birthday) and 8 December (the anniversary of his death)....

Public Art in Viðey


The western end of Viðey Island is dotted with 18 pairs of massive basalt columns. The work of environmental artist Richard Serra, they're designed to emphasise the island's contours, and provide a series of...

Historic Building in Viðey


Just up from Viðey's harbour sits Viðeyarstofa, Iceland's oldest stone house. Icelandic Treasurer Skúli Magnússon was given the island in 1751 and he built Viðeyarstofa as his residence. It now houses a cafe.