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Peace and multiculturalism celebrated on Viðey Island!

On Saturday December 8th between 2.15 – 5 p.m., the yearly Peace and Multiculturalism event will take place on Viðey Island. The event is a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy a fun programme and experience togetherness in the peaceful environment of Viðey Island.

In Viðey House, Elsa Nielsen will read from her new book Brosbókin. Later, children can enjoy handicrafts and sing Christmas songs in many different languages. The café in Viðeyjarstofa will be open all day for those who want to enjoy the selection of refreshments offered. Finally, participants will take a guided walk to Yoko Ono’s magnificent Imagine Peace Tower and observe the sensational illumination process.


2:15  The ferry sails from Skarfabakki

2:30  Gathering in Viðeyjarstofa

2:45  Elsa Nielsen reeds from the book Brosbókin (e. Smiley book)

3:15  Handicrafts and songs in different languages

4:10  Walk to Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

4:30  Guided tour of Yoko Ono‘s work and watching the Imagine Peace Tower being lit              

4:40  Snorri Helgason performs by the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

5:00  Departure from Viðey to Skarfabakki

The ferry departs from Skarfabakki at 1.15, 2.15 and 3.15 p.m. and from Viðey Island every hour from 1.30 until 4:30 p.m. and again at 5 p.m.

The ferry toll is kr. 1100 for adults and kr. 550 for children (7-15 years of age), free for children 6 years and younger. Participation in the event is free and everyone is welcome.

The event is a collaborative project between the Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik City Library, Viðey Island and Mother Tongue: Association on Bilingualism