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Illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower 9th of October!

Imagine Peace Tower in Viðey Island will be illuminated for the 13th time in a beautiful ceremony on Wednesday October 9th at 8 pm. The programme starts at 5:45 pm and lasts until 9:00 pm.

Ferry ride and City Bus

Yoko Ono invites everyone to sail free of charge to Viðey Island for the ceremony of the Illumination of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER with the Viðey Island Ferry. 

  • 5:15 – 7:00 pm: The City Bus runs from Hlemmur bus terminal to Skarfabakki Pier every 20 minutes. The City Bus is free of charge from Hlemmur bus terminal to Skarfabakki Pier and back again. 
  • 5:30- 7:30 pm: The ferry sails from Skarfabakki Pier to Viðey Island.
  • 20:30 pm: After the ceremony the ferry sails from Viðey Island to Skarfabakki Pier until the island has been evacuated. The City Bus will run to Hlemmur bus terminal from Skarfabakki Pier until the last ferry has arrived.


For people who come early, there will be a choice of various events.

  • 5:45 pm: Guided tours on the history of Viðey and the works of Richard Serra.  
  • 6:00 pm: History walk
  • 6:45 pm: Guided tours on the history of Viðey and the works of Richard Serra. 
  • 7:00 pm: History walk 

Program at Peacetower

  • 7:00 pm: Music performance  by Salóme Katrin at Viðeyjarnausti
  • 7:45 pm: Hamrahlíðar choir performs
  • 8:00 pm: Speach
  • 8:10 pm: Imagine Tower lit
  • 8.30 pm: Music performance by Teitur Magnússon

Refreshments can be bought in Viðeyjarnaust and Viðeyjarstofa. 



IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono, located at Viðey Island, honouring the memory of her late husband, John Lennon. Each year, on his birthday, IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is re-lit in a ceremony and beams with a stream of lights high into the sky until it is turned off on the day he died, 8 December. The art piece is a symbol for John and Yoko’s fight for peace. IMAGINE PEACE TOWER has the shape of a wishing well where the words “Imagine Peace” are written in 24 languages all around the art piece, and refer to the song “Imagine” by John Lennon.