There is always a short walk to nature in Reykjavík. Here you'll find information about gardens and green spaces, gardening, and culinary gardens in the city.

Outdoor Area

Green spaces are wide around the city, from well-trimmed and designed city parks to more natural outdoor spaces. You choose whether to breathe in the refreshing sea air or take a forest bath. See the outdoors in the city


There are many things to consider when gardening in Reykjavik City. Smoking herds, caring for trees and outdoor paths, planting flowers, and in the few days when it doesn't rain enough, the garden pitches need to be pulled out.

Kitchen gardens

Food herb gardens for summer 2021 will be open on May 1st. Residents of Reykjavík can have a culinary garden for their use. Applications will open on March 15, 2021. You can apply by sending an email to

Tree fellings

A permit is required to fell trees over 8 m or over 60 years of age. You can apply for a felling by email to or send an application to the Department of Environmental Protection and Planning, Borgartún 12-14, 105 Reykjavík.

The School of Work

The main role of the Working School is to provide a constructive, safe and motivating environment for students from the top grades of primary schools in the summer, as well as to provide them with environmental education. All students who come from class 8. The 9th and 10th grades of primary school invite you to come to work at Work School in the summer. Their parents are required to enroll students through Electronic