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Top park recommendations from locals

“Right next to The Family Park and Zoo in Laugardalur you'll find the less frequently visited inner-city paradise of Grasagarðurinn; the Reykjavík Botanical Gardens. The park is home to over 5,000 different species of plants, as well as an idyllic pavilion-with-a-pond café.”
  • 63 locals recommend
“In the summer it's cozy - also nice during winter to take a walk around the "tjörn" (pound).”
  • 47 locals recommend
“Not exactly a park.. more like a patch of grass.. Still, this is the place locals get together at the slightest hint of some sun rays.. Nice on warm days ”
  • 50 locals recommend
“Reykjavík´s local park is just around the corner, it has a art museum, frisby golf course, beach volley ball court and more.”
  • 35 locals recommend
“A basic little park which is occupied by young hipsters and sun-loving crowd during the sunny days. Kids come here to play frisbee-golf, volleyball, soccer and the viking game "Kubb", which can be described as a mixture of bowling and horseshoes.”
  • 37 locals recommend
“A connection point for municipal buses. Use website straeto dot is and preferrably download their great app.”
  • 17 locals recommend
“A small amusement park aimed at kids. A nice day out would be to go to this park, and the Small animal park, that is next to it. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
“The ice skating rink in Laugardalur is suited for the ice-hockey and figure skating. The venue is indoor and is used for practice, competitions and the general public.”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Elliðaárdalur is a beautiful park with Reykjavíks only salmon fishing river. Beautiful surroundings for a walk,run or bicycle tour. Or just find a bench,close your eyes and listen to the sound of the river gushing through the city. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
“This is a place where the women would come and wash the clothes in a hot stream before the time of washing machines. They had to put railings over the stream after accidents of falling in while washing. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Here you will be able to catch buses to most of Reykjavik and it is also a sightseeing location with the prime minister offices right by it. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Rauðavatn (Red Lake) is a small lake know for turning red-ish around a certain time of the year. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Ingolfstorg Square 1 minute walk. During spring and summer you might see skaters doing their magic. During holiday season in December it will transform to ice skating park.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Nearest drop off with Reykjavík Excursions when going to and from Keflavik International Airport”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Children of all ages love to go to The Zoo and Park in Laugardalur, to get to know domestic and farmed animals, play in creative playgrounds and ride a boat or a car. ”
  • 7 locals recommend