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Nice walk

Wonderful walk through time. Interesting headstones. Nice local flavor without a lot of fuss... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kj P
Hayward CA
I loved this old, curious and moss covered cemetery

I surprise myself by enjoying walking in cemeteries. This one was special. Old trees grow out of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful walk through time. Interesting headstones. Nice local flavor without a lot of fuss. Peaceful.

Thank Kj P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I surprise myself by enjoying walking in cemeteries. This one was special. Old trees grow out of the plots and some plots are so close together there is only a narrow path. The variety of tomb stones is interesting, one was a man made tree...More

Thank Wander619141
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Don't be fooled by the overgrown appearance -- I saw two crews working to maintain the grounds. I love visiting cemeteries around the world and especially those that have so much character as here. I strolled through early one morning and easily could have spent...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I always like to visit cemeteries when I visit a place. This is very interesting to see the longevity of the people around 1850s...maybe the diet?

Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I am weird and I really enjoy walking through cemeteries, so naturally I had to go here on my trip to Reykjavik. It was such a beautiful cemetery! It was like walking through a forest and a garden at the same time. All the graves...More

Thank Hollaleigh
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Interesting layout with many trees. Alot of history! It was interesting to see all the dates and connect it to the historical events of the time. Always sad to see the number of children buried there.

Thank _dmarven
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I came across the cemetery quite by accident while walking toward the National Museum of Iceland. I entered the cemetery deciding to take a few moments to look and two hours later I exited. What kept me there so long was the overwhelming feeling of...More

Thank ericdumbledore
Reviewed 25 July 2018

There's so many spaces, places and structures dedicated to memory. This crowd of mini-memorials is an enchanting example of love, legacy and history. Take a phone with a data connection to translate some of the occupations listed on the headstones. It'll help you connect with...More

Thank Jimmyjayistheway
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The cemetery makes certainly an impression. Low trees growing in the graves themselves make it seem not well kept. This is not the case. It seems to be how they like it. The cemetery is divided into sections by death of the first deceased. Starting...More

1  Thank rometrips
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I visited here during a recent trip to Iceland its a beautiful gothic cemetery in the middle of Reykavik lovely quiet place just to wander round it's so peaceful & so welll kept. A little quiet haven in a busy place

Thank Lorna p
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18 January 2018|
Response from chocolady | Reviewed this property |
Try the Haunted Walk Tour - search in the forum for a link, they have a website but I can’t post the link here.
17 August 2016|
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Response from vFNG | Reviewed this property |
I'm not allowed to post web links. But search Hólavallagarður Cemetery graves. Two sites will pop up: Find a Grave H.C. and Gardur site (Icelandic). Both have names search boxes. Google will translate the gardur site. Good... More