By Reynisvatn

It is not unpleasant for the residents of the Grafarholt district, one of Reykjavík’s newest districts, to know that it is both the highest and the most easterly of all the capital’s districts. Grafarholt is a lively neighborhood, well planned and not spoiled by the fact that the untouched nature surrounds the neighborhood. With the lake Reynisvatn at the eastern end of the neighborhood. Around 5,000 people live there, more populated than both Seltjarnarnes or Skagafjörður / Sauðárkrókur. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga took a look at the neighborhood and was fascinated by the view of the capital, yes, and the layout there on the southern slopes of Úlfársdalur.

View west over Reykjavík, from Grafarholt. Hallgrímskirkja and Perlan peek up in the distance


The Grafarholt neighborhood is mostly made up of apartment buildings

Grafarholt seen from Framvöllurinn in Úlfarsárdalur

Fun having been found in Grafarholtshverfi

Grafarholt district, blue, all other districts of Reykjavík red


Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson

Reykjavík 13/04/2023 : A7C, FE 1.4/85mm GM