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The illumination of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on 9th of October

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Viðey Island will be illuminated for the 12th time in a beautiful ceremony on Thuesday 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-7:30 pm: Family workshop hosted by Reykjavík Art Museum at Viðeyjarstofa.
5:45-7:00 pm: Guided tours on the history of Viðey and the works of Richard Serra.  
7:00- 7:30 pm: Music performance by Högni Egilsson.
7:45 pm: The choir Graduale Nobili performs by the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
8 pm: The illumination of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.
8:30- 9:00 pm: Music performance by GDRN.

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. Yoko Ono invites all guest of the lighting of  IMAGINE PEACE TOWER to write their wishes on a piece of paper and hang it on one of the wish trees, which will be located at Viðeyjarstofa and Viðeyjarnaust at Viðey Island, Reykjavik City Hall and at the Reykjavík Art Museum. 

More than one million wishes for peace have been delivered from all over the world concerning the Imagine Peace project and the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.