Cemetery Holavallagardur, Reykjavik

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#8 of 19 in Historic Sites in Reykjavik
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  • This cemetery is certainly not full of majestic burials as can be seen from the Père Lachaise or the Madeleine in Amiens, but it is RESTful and moving. The Icelanders like to gather there by burning candles in honor of their departed, and the reflections of the light of these hundreds of candle give a special atmosphere in the northernmost capital in the world.
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  • The graves were well kept and interesting to walk by. It was nice to read through the traditional names.  more »
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  • Loved this place which I literally ran through on an exploration of Reykjavik. Haunting in its vistas, yet with a calming ambience under cupreous skies. There are some famous graves of course, but the forest-like nature of paths and stone makes it a very Secret Garden. Not really mentioned as a tourist spot but if you are in town go spend a quiet hour. You will enjoy the solitude.
  • 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.
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