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The Elf Walk in Hellisgerdi Park
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Owner description: The magical Elf Walk with seer Ragnhildur Jonsdottir is a unique experience and gives the visitor a exciting glimpse into the world of elves and huldufolk The walk takes place in Hellisgerdi Park , a small beautiful lava park in Hafnarfjordur, 15 minutes drive from downtown Reykjavik. Hellisgerdi is a magical place, known for its beautiful lava rock formations and the nature beings living there, Elves, Huldufolk and Dwarves. The walk starts at the the Elf Garden house that offers artwork, books and jewellery inspired by elves, huldufolk and nature. Please e-mail or call for available walks
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The weather was not nice when I went there, so there is no one I can see there. It added a sense of serenity that worth time to walk around. But it is quite small, so don't expect to linger over an hour.

Visited May 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant city park”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

The medium sized park has unusual rock formations combined with grass and plenty of trees. The name comes from the traditional belief that elves inhabit certain locations. I didn't see any elves, but I understand it is illegal to build in any location in Iceland in which they inhabit.

Visited March 2014
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful little stroll”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Hafnarfjordur is a great place to experience a "slower" Iceland. Right next to the capitol Reykjavik (15 minutes by public bus) with a stunning harbor, the Viking Village Hotel, and an elf garden! This little park is wonderful little stroll, especially on a sunny day. With some very special flower and tree specimens and exhibits, it is interesting too. And although you are far more likely to meet some friendly Icelandic cats than an elf, I am sure the elves enjoy the people watching.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“They Really Exist”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

This garden really feels like something unworldly exists. Icelanders really do believe in elves and what they call, "Hidden Folk". People ask the elves to help them or to stop a problem. There is even a rock between 2 houses with its own address--for elves!

Visited July 2013
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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“garden visit”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We visited this lovely little park in April, so it was still kind of bare, but with a good imagination and little faith, you see a garden of elves! The kids loved running up and down and through the lava fromations, exploring little caves and good old fashioned hide and seek!

Visited April 2013
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