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Address: Reykjavikurvegur, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik 220, Iceland
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

A small public park, tucked away in the lava at the heart of Hafnarfjördur....

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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Beautiful park in late afternoon

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank RCSColumbus
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered through here on the way into the harbour...pretty non descript really! Wouldn't go out if my way to come here again to be honest.

Thank Bath_Rich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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... More 

Thank Kurt M
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed walking through the park! Loved the relaxing area to sit near the small waterfall. Some very beautiful views on the upper portions of the park

Thank palmtreequeen1
Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is beautiful little park with Elv-ish history and aura. Nice to spend your day walking around or sit on one of many benches around the park. The little Elve shop close to the entrance was very nice to go and take a look at what they had to offer in their shop.

Thank Jon B
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Small but very lovely park. We had a morning stroll here and it felt great. It's unusual and beautiful park. The Elf Garden is closed on Mondays. Nothing spectacular but if you are in the area, it's worth the stop.

Thank Reneta B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

the park is a lovely place to stroll around no matter what the weather. it contains little trails to follow and has a water fountain and numerous benches to sit and relax in.

Thank Josephthomas101010
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

My husband and I popped over to the park after reading about the elves. The park is very small and did not take very long to walk around. Not worth going to see for us. I'm sure if you have kids and are looking for a place to entertain them or have lunch this may work.

Thank Bleuberrie
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

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... More 

Thank Taylor E
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

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

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