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Hólmsheiði Travel Guide

4.9
20 verified reviews
Type
Point Of Interest
Destination
Garðabær, Iceland
Location
Hólmsheiði, Iceland
Opening Hours
Monday: Open 24 hours; Tuesday: Open 24 hours; Wednesday: Open 24 hours; Thursday: Open 24 hours; Friday: Open 24 hours; Saturday: Open 24 hours; Sunday: Open 24 hours
Distance From Center
3.3 km
High Season
Winter
Family Friendly
No
Average rating
4.9
Number of reviews
20

Hólmsheiði is a prison just outside of Reykjavík, known for its long-term rehabilitation facilities for women, as well as its reputation for luxury.

Modelled off Norwegian luxury prisons, which seek to isolate but not torture its criminals, Hólmsheiði is both venerated and condemned, depending on who you speak to, for how it treats its inmates. The prison covers 9 acres and has 56 cells.

Discover more about the capital region on a tour of Reykjavik.