The cemetery at Gufunes is situated in the middle of Grafarvogur - see Map 24 between the residential areas of Húsahverfi and Rimahverfi, and is 30 hectares in size. It is assumed that all the graves will be allocated in the years 2015-2017 but throughout the century they will be buried in reserved places. The cemetery was consecrated on 16th June 1980 and Friðfinnur Ólafsson, Director, was the first to be buried there. He is therefore the ‘guardian' of the cemetery.
The garden features plots for people of various religions - Christian, Buddhist and Islamic as well as those with a belief in the Nordic gods (ásatrú). There is also a plot for those who are not members of any religious group but who still wish to be buried inside a cemetery.
The monuments of those who have perished and those who rest in distant places is situated east of Area J. It is designed by the Icelandic artist Rúrí who chose to entitle it ‘Gate'.
Here also is to be found the monument to the memory of ‘Those who went on a journey and never found the way back'. For a small fee, the relatives of those who perished can have their names engraved on memorial stones at the monument. Further information is available at the cemetery office at Gufunes (tel: 585 2770).