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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

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.

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  • By Car or walk to here or take a Taxi

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  • 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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  • 10.23% of people who visit Reykjavik include Holavallagardur in their plan

  • 39.13% of people start their Holavallagardur visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Holavallagardur

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

72.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Holavallagardur

People normally club together Hofdi House and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach while planning their visit to Holavallagardur.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • If you can catch the sun rising here in winter, you'll be taken to an entire different world. Here, this little grove of most of the only trees in Reykjavik offers one of the most complete experiences of peace I've ever felt. It's clearly clean and taken care of. Not too far from most of the rest of the city, the only gripe you might have with this location is if you are from out of town and don't know how to navigate the one-way roads. Probably best just to use your gps if you're not on foot. This is my favorite resting grounds I've ever been to.

  • 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 . . .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quiet relaxing area to visit in the center of Reykjavik

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