Úlfarsárdalur is a beautiful valley where the salmon and trout river Úlfarsá flows from Hafravatn a short way to the sea into Faxaflói. In the middle of the valley are two of the city’s youngest neighborhoods, Úlfarsárdalur to the north of the river, and Grafarholt to the south. Care has been taken that residents have large and beautiful outdoor areas to enjoy, as the neighborhoods are on the outskirts of the capital. The nearest vicinity of Úlfarsá is on the Natural Heritage Register, preserved for future generations. In Hafravatn, which is 1 km² in size and stands at 76 m altitude, there is a lot of char, and a little bit of salmon, which come swimming up into the lake through Korpa and then Úlfarsá. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga was passing by to enjoy the quiet and watch people enjoying the cold and winter light on the outskirts of the capital.
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
19/01/2023 : A7C, A7RIII : FE 1.8/135mm GM, FE 1.8/20mm G