Hellisgerdi Park

Hellisgerdi Park, Hafnarfjordur: Address, Hellisgerdi Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Hellisgerdi Park
4.5
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A small public park, tucked away in the lava at the heart of Hafnarfjördur. The park is known for being a home of Elves and Hidden people. Juring the summer and some sunny days the Little Elf store is open for souvenir and some refreshments.
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Li S
Ely, UK720 contributions
We’ve been to Harfnarfjordur quite a few times now in summer and winter and this is still our #1 ‘must do’. The park has varying levels of paths around it from flat firm surfaces, to narrow ‘organic’ paths up through the rocks. It truly is a magical place where you’re guaranteed to see cats and if you’re lucky …elves!
Written August 6, 2021
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,280 contributions
This well landscaped park feels bigger than it really is: as it ranges across a lava flow, it s terrain is quite uneven and it is known locally as the 'Elf Park' as elves reputedly live in volcanic boulders. There is even an elf cafe but it was closed when I was there. If you are in Hafnarfjordur it is an atmospheric place to visit in the evening particularly - because, after all, who can say they don't believe in the hidden folk?!
Written August 5, 2021
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MBH59
Reykjavik, Iceland24 contributions
Family
This lovely lava park in the center of Hafnafjordur town, was founded in 1922.
The park gets its name because of from the cave in it's centre.

It is dedicated to the old folk tales, the Icelandic strong believe in the existence of hidden folk.
This park is considered to be one of the major settlements of elves and fairies and other mystical beings.

It is a friendly park to visit, with a collection of about 150 miniature bonsai trees and a playground for children. One might perhaps find a cave or a hole the hidden folk live in.

Directions: Only 10 kms out of Reykjavik
Written February 24, 2014
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sjunnielillmans
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland75 contributions
Couples
I live very close to it and I love walking around the park at anytime. It looks beautiful but even more when it's covered in snow
Written November 25, 2019
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Kimberly L
74 contributions
Couples
This was close to our hotel, parking is a bit sparse in this area, gift shop was closed when we were there, only spent about 15 minutes and had walked every path. Nice if you're close by or passing through the area.
Written July 25, 2018
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Thank you for your visit, so happy that you liked the park, the Little Elf Store is open from 10:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday during the summer.
Written July 26, 2018
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RCSColumbus
Columbus, OH620 contributions
Couples
A friend of ours had toured this park with a local elf whisperer earlier this year so we knew about the legends surrounding this park, that it's one of the closest gateways to the elf kingdoms in all of Iceland. Just knowing that adds a special luster to this charming park with its maze of paths through interesting volcanic rock formations and beautiful trees and wildflowers. We missed it as we entered town from Reykjavik, but after turning around, found our way back. It's not well marked but if you park in the small city lot at the corner of Reykjavikurvegur and Skuleskeid there's a path into the park from there.
Written November 5, 2016
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Kurt M
294 contributions
Friends
Iceland is famous for not having trees - not so here! A century ago, this park was started by enterprising folk who believed that there could be a patch of green with trees from around the world in the midst of Hafnarfjordur, the town in the lava. There are lots of elf caves and niches that I would swear were populated the several times I've visited. This is just ten minute walk down from my favourite hotel in the area, and just a few minutes from the bay and center of the suburban Hafnarfjordur urban area. A pond, walking paths, a statue, even a cat greeted me as I came to visit, in snow and in times of green. It is free, and well worth a bit of a visit. I asked the elves there to help ensure I could return to Iceland, and have been returning roughly three or four times per year ever since. Coincidence?
Written October 12, 2016
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Taylor E
Omaha, NE60 contributions
Friends
It just so happened that this was our only sunny day of the week & we spent it perfectly by going to this park. First we read up on Icelandic elf-lore which is taken very seriously here. The park is easy to find and if you drive there's a parking lot just next door. Houses here in this neighborhood are beautiful, so take a walk afterwards and check them out. The park itself is magical -- there are many species of flora and a gang of neighborhood cats! We came during recess time and a school next door had children out in the park playing which was amazing because their imaginations can truly run wild here. There are things to climb, places to hide, a fountain to play in, a trickling waterfall etc. Even a cave. Small but truly worth the time. Definitely one of my favorite things I've done in Reykjavik.
Written March 18, 2016
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sirryyy
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland5 contributions
Couples
The park is small but full of trees and plants that you don't find on other places in Iceland, The beautiful pound in the middle of the park is wonderful and you are filled with peace when you walk around the park. Totally worth visitin
Written November 9, 2015
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alittlesodd
Sheffield, UK38 contributions
Couples
Called in here for 10 mins but stayed an hour or so! We visited in October so the tree and plant leaves were amazing colours.
Written October 27, 2015
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