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The illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower at Viðey Island 9 October 2015

The Imagine Peace Tower at Viðey Island will be illuminated in a beautiful ceremony on the 9 October, which would have been John Lennon's 75 birthday.

Ferry ride and City Bus

Yoko Ono invites everyone to sail for free to Viðey Island for the ceremony of the illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower with the Viðey Island Ferry.

5:15pm – 7pm: The City Bus is free of charge from Hlemmur bus terminal to Skarfabakki pier and back again and will run every 20 minutes.

5:30pm - 7:20pm: The ferry sails from Skarfabakki pier to Viðey Island.

9pm – Return from Viðey: The ferry will sail from Viðey Island to Skarfabakki pier until everyone have returned from the Island.

The City Bus will run to Hlemmur bus terminal from Skrafabakki pier until the last ferry ride has arrived.


The programme starts at Viðeyjarnaust near the Imagine Peace Tower and the ceremony‘s host is Felix Bergsson.

5:30pm: Family Lab by Reykjavik Art Museum

6:00pm: A guided tour covering the history of Viðey Island

6:30pm: Music performance by Ólöf Arnalds

7:45pm: The Men's choir of Reykjavik performs at the Imagine Peace Tower 

8:00pm: The illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower

8:30pm - 9:30pm: Friends 4 ever performs at Viðeyjarnaust

Refreshments will be available at Viðeyjarnaust and Viðeyjarstofa. An art exhibition by Kyoko Ono, Yoko Ono's daughter, will be opened at Viðeyjarstofa after the illumination.


The Imagine Peace Tower

The 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, the 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. The Imagine Peace Tower has the shape of a wishing well where the words “Imagine Peace” is written in 24 languages, which refers to the song “Imagine” by John Lennon. Yoko Ono invites all guest of the illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower to write their wishes and hang it on one of four wishing trees, which will be located at Viðeyjarstofa and Viðeyjarnaust at Viðey Island and at Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús, and Visit Reykjavik main office Aðalstræti 2.

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.

Further information here