4. The island Videy

There are some small islands close to the mainland in Reykjavik. The most famous one is Videy. It only takes about 10 minutes to sail out there. Some 80 years ago, people lived on the island and still the ruins can be seen on the eastern part of the island. Now there is the old church, the old school with historical information and 'Videyjarstofa', where there is a restaurant. Also some ruins which are being investigated. You can borrow bicycles in the island (for free) and it is very nice cycling around. The island is so small that it only takes about 1 - 2 hours to cycle around it. In 2007 a memorial of John Lennon was built in Videy, a light-pillar which Yoko Ono turned on the 9th of October 2007. The shore is also very nice, with lot of beautiful stones, shells and even starfishes. Press here to see some more photos from cyckling around the island.