- Address: Suðurgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
Holavallagardur - Review
Between the years 1838 and 1932 this was Reykjavik’s main cemetery. Many prominent Icelandic historical figures are buried here, chief among them the leader of the country’s independence struggle. GudrunOddsdottir, the first to be buried here, is said to be the graveyard’s guardian soul. It’s a beautiful and tranquil place for a stroll, full of interesting looking tombstones and monuments. It’s not very large, only 7.3 acres, but take your time. If you think it’s pretty as it normally looks, check it out again in wintertime, when the snow padded gravestones, and frosty birch and ash trees give the place a mystical old world atmosphere. It’s even better when lit by lamplight in the evening.
How To reach Holavallagardur by Public Transport
- Pjodminjasafn Bus Station
- By Car or walk to here or take a Taxi
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Reykjavik before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Reykjavik and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Holavallagardur
10.3% of people who visit Reykjavik include Holavallagardur in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
39.13% of people start their Holavallagardur visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Holavallagardur
72.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Holavallagardur
Holavallagardur, Reykjavik Reviews
This is a beautiful resting place. It is full of many nature and massive trees. I was pleased to see how many plants have been given to respect people and also items like angels which were beautiful statues to give to their loved ones. I'm glad this is open 24 hours so people can come whenever they want. You cannot hear the traffic why you are inside. The stone ground to walk around is a very well looked after. The sun is very beautiful and it catches in the trees as you walk around. I am very honoured to experience a very beautiful resting ground.
I was so glad to have found this cemetery. It's overgrown nature was a welcome retreat amidst a week otherwise filled with the harsh beauty of lava rocks. The best part was the neighbor's cat, Kuri, who found me and decided she would ride in the cowl-neck of my wool sweater through most of our evening stroll together. This place is so quiet and lovely and allows for much meditation.
Deeply surreal place. Many of the graves have trees growing out of them. It's relatively huge and incredibly insightful. You could spend a few hours there if you had the time . . .
Beautiful cemetery, like a museum, with expansions giving you a glimpse into the history of the city through the cemetery. Many different sections, and a charming overgrowth of vegetation everywhere.
Quiet relaxing area to visit in the center of Reykjavik