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Grafarholt district in Reykjavík the capital city of Iceland


Houses in Grafarholt district in Reykjavík
Houses in Grafarholt district in Reykjavík

Grafarholt is the latest district in Reykjavík, planned and developed in the last decade of the twentieth century. It is a perfect neighborhood for those who value outdoor activity and seek peace and quiet within the city limits. Within the district, there are some attractive outdoor recreational areas, among them one of the very best golf courses in Iceland, Grafarholtsvöllur. The district also has a salmon river, a small mountain, a lake, hiking tracks, and many other options to enhance its residents' and visitors' quality of life. You can almost walk out the door from the houses on the eastern side and start a long walk on the Mosfellsheiði moors.

Reykjavík on the map of Iceland
Reykjavík on the map of Iceland

Grafarholt also has a commercial area

Gas station in Grafarholt district in Reykjavík Iceland
Gas station in Grafarholt district in Reykjavík Iceland

The district is built on a hill, which offers a magnificent view from most houses. On top of the hill are apartment buildings and mostly single-family houses as you move down the slopes. The western part is adjacent to the main road from Reykjavík center to the western and northern parts of Iceland. This allowed developers to develop a commercial area within the district. Many companies have taken advantage of this opportunity and moved their operation to the Grafarholt district. So, Grafarholt does not have the typical characteristics of a suburb but a high-quality neighborhood.


The district Grafaholt offers good quality service to its residents

Grafarholt district is first and foremost a residential area
Grafarholt district is first and foremost a residential area

The district has three kindergarten schools, two primary schools, sports,s and recreational center, and a sports club. It is built from the ground on principles and values cherished by Icelanders for many centuries, where the education and the well-being of its citizens are at the core.


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