Holavallagardur Cemetary Reykjavik Reviews
Where the Icelandic Ancestry is laid to rest Oct 08, 2010
The Holavallagadur Cemetery dates back to the late 17th century and has some interesting grave stones and resting place of Iceland's earlier inhabitants. The feeling one gets while at the cemetery is that of ancient spirits, of another time and another place. Most of the Icelandic people can trace their geneology right from here.
Mark and I, made an imprompto stop as we took an afternoon troll through Reykjavik. From the Radisson Blu Saga hotel where w stayed, it was less than a few yards to the cemetary. We did not plan on visiting it, but as it was along our way, we decided to stop. Mark has long since loved visiting cemetaries, this was like pay day for him.
The intiguing tomb stones and the ancient times in which many laid to rest here were buried, makes for a grand history of the pioneers of Iceland. I recommend going there if nothing else to learn more about Iceland.
Part of the Iceland 2010 travel blog
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