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  • 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

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TripHobo Highlights for Holavallagardur

  • Holavallagardur Address: Suðurgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Holavallagardur Timing: 24-hrs
  • Holavallagardur Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Holavallagardur(preferred time): 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Holavallagardur: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Holavallagardur

  • 35.74% of people who visit Reykjavik include Holavallagardur in their plan

  • 33.71% of people start their Holavallagardur visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Holavallagardur

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

90.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Holavallagardur

People normally club together The Einar Jonsson Museum and Grotta Lighthouse while planning their visit to Holavallagardur.

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Holavallagardur, Reykjavik Reviews

  • 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

  • Reykjavík's oldest cemetery

  • Trafiłem przypadkowo wracając z nad oceanu. Piękny cmentarz w skandynawskim stylu. Wielkie głazy i drzewa rosnące nad grobami.

  • A voir absolument, un cimetière apaisant, chargé d'histoire et de végétation. Le carré des pêcheurs français morts en mer au large de l'Islande est particulièrement marquant.

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