Laugardalur valley and park
Sundlaugavegur 32, Reykjavík 105, +354 411 1111
Laugardalur valley and park is undoubtedly the most popular outdoor area of Reykjavik, as the area is particularly suitable for outdoor activities, sheltered and luxuriant with well-organized hiking and biking paths. Laugardalur is also one of the main centers of sports activities in Reykjavik, and there are sports facilities such as Laugardalshöllin, Laugardalsvöllur, Laugardalslaug pool and Skautahöll Reykjavíkur Ice skating hall. Laugardalurinn area is the center of horticulture and the Botanical Garden Reykjavik is located in the heart of the valley. Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo is popular with children and families, and there are all the Icelandic domestic animals and the main wild land mammals such as foxes and reindeer as well as seals. In Laugardalur there is geothermal heat and is a historical location for being the place where locals used to wash their laundry. Furthermore, Reykjavik's main campsite is in Laugardalur and the valley is therefore a popular tourist destination.