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Legstaðaleit

Photos of Icelandic graves

Welcome to Legstadaleit.com

Here you can find images of Icelandic headstones

If you have any photos you would like to share, I will gladly accept!

Map Iceland

9607

Individuals

4679

Headstones

160

Cemeteries

118

Lost At Sea

732

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Cemeteries


Flateyrarkirkjugarður

Flateyri

Flateyrarkirkjugardur was photographed in the summer of 2019 by my mother, Brynja Þorbjörnsdóttir :-) The cemetery currently (on Dec. 14th 2019) has 308 individuals linked to it and 173 photographs.

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Bessastaðakirkjugarður

Garðabær

Bessastaðakirkjugardur was partly photographed in the summer of 2019 by my mother, Brynja Þorbjörnsdóttir :-) The cemetery currently (on Dec. 14th 2019) has 142 individuals linked to it as well as 50 photographs.

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Keldnakirkjugarður

Rangárvallahr., Rangárvallasýslu

Keldnakirkjugardur was partly photographed in the summer of 2019 by Sigurlaug Jóna Sigurðardóttir. The cemetery currently (on Dec. 14th 2019) has 155 individuals linked to it as well as 29 photographs.

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Hólmakirkjugarður í Reyðarfirði

Reyðarfjarðarhr., S-Múlasýslu

Hólmakirkjugarður í Reyðarfirði was photographed in the summer of 2019 by Trausti Traustason. There are 14 individuals registered there and all but one have a headstone photograph linked to them. This cemetery is no longer in use and is quite old. The first burial registered there was in 1845 and the last was in 1912, so it has been a little over 100 years since a burial took place there.

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Mýrakirkjugarður í Dýrafirði

Mýrahr., V-Ísafjarðarsýslu

Mýrakirkjugarður in Dýrafjörður is now available, since my mother was so nice to photograph most of the stones there this past summer (2019). This cemetery has a special connection for me because my great-grandmother is buried there. She died in 1936, only 44 years old, from breastcancer.

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Litlu-Breiðuvíkurkirkjugarður

Helgustaðahr., S-Múlasýslu

Litlu-Breiðuvíkurkirkjugarður was photographed last summer (2019) by Trausti Traustason. This is a small cemetery, with 27 indviduals listed there.

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Reykjahlíðarkirkjugarður

Skútustaðahr., S-Þingeyjarsýslu

Reykjahlíðarkirkjugarður was photographed by Trausti Traustason in 2016 and in total there are 180 individuals registered there as well as 107 photographs. The first burial registered in Legstaðaleit was in 1879 and the cemetery has been in use at least since then.

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Víðirhólskirkjugarður á Hólsfjöllum

Fjallahr., N-Þingeyjarsýslu

Víðirhólskirkjugarður á Hólsfjöllum was photographed by Trausti Traustason in 2016. This cemetery is small, but in total there is 21 individual and 25 photographs registered.

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Webmaster Message

Genealogy has always been one of my main interests. When I was a teenager I was responsible for mowing the lawn of the local cemetery in the rural area where I grew up. I saw all the history that the headstones and crosses told, even in a small cemetery. And I also saw what time does to these same headstones and crosses, and how much history is lost in the process. This is the reason why I started this webpage. I wanted to make all this history accessible for as many people as possible, no matter where they are in the world. If you want to help me, please don't hesitate to contact me :-)