Due to inclement weather, there will be no ferry service tonight to Viðey island for the annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower.
The Imagine Peace Tower is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The white stone monument emits a tower of light, which extends upward at least 4,000 metres (13,100 feet) on a clear night. The words “Imagine Peace” are inscribed on the monument in 24 languages. The tower is lit every year from October 9th, Lennon’s birthday, through December 8th, the date of his assassination, and has become a feature of the night sky over Reykjavík in these months.
Although the ceremony has been cancelled due to the weather, the Imagine Peace Tower will still be illuminated today, October 9, as planned. Those interested can visit the Imagine Peace Tower’s website to find a live stream and a performance of “Imagine” at 8:00 PM.
Elding, the operator of the Viðey ferry service, has stated that the wind conditions are highly unfavourable for sailing and has cancelled all ferry trips today and tomorrow.