The myth and culture of the ‘Hidden Folk’ has a great influence on the folklore of Iceland. This park is a tribute of sorts to that mythology. It’s not very big, but it’s landscaped to seem bigger than it is. It is what they call a lava park. The municipality advertises this place as somewhere elves and dwarves actually live. It’s certainly very magical looking, kind of wild, almost overgrown, with paths and bridges and ponds. It’s said some hidden locations here are actually a gateway to the world of the elves. Try to visit when it is sunny. Also, there is an Elf Shop of sorts, selling mythologically related souvenirs. It serves coffee too.
How to Reach Elf Garden
- By Bus: Sjonarholl Bus Station
- By Car
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0.2% of people who visit Reykjavik include Elf Garden in their plan
95% of people start their Elf Garden visit around 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Elf Garden
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Elf Garden