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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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January visit

January is definitely not the best month to visit the garden, but it was still beautiful covered in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cherie P
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
September visit

Not the best season to visit the garden but the fact that is open until dark it allows to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Reviewed 4 days ago

January is definitely not the best month to visit the garden, but it was still beautiful covered in snow. It had a magical feel to it with the lights a and the green gazebo. Definitely a winter wonderland!

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best season to visit the garden but the fact that is open until dark it allows to visit that also if arriving late in Akureyri. After a long driving, we wanted just to have a walk around and this was the right way...More

Thank Iaia82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Akureyri this garden is a must see, even during winter. You must read the story behind it but this garden was build by women. During summer the garden is bloom and so beautiful.

1  Thank Eva S
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Our bus tour gave us an hour at the botanical garden. It was interesting to see the variety of flowers and shrubs that grow at this northern latitude.

Thank rnathan
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Just up the hill from center city Akurevri is a botanical garden where one can wander around and see various flowers and plantings. The day we were there, downtown was crowded with tourists while the gardens were almost empty except for a few families with...More

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

One of the most northern botanical gardens in the world is a gentle uphill walk from the city centre. We were there in Spring and the flowers were just emerging but you can imagine how glorious it would be in summer. There's an interesting house...More

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Traveling in Iceland you are not prepared to find such a rich vegetation. There , the plants have other "rules" . Very interesting to discover that way of rising .

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Relaxing day in Akureyri at football tournament for young boys, had coffee and cake at this beautiful garden sitting outside

Thank Sturla B
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It was more exotic than I'd expected! Lots of flowers including a less exuberant section featuring Icelandic flowers. Paths, benches, a fountain ... Very calm and pleasant. And free!

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was a short uphill walk form the city center. Lovely botanical gardens. No charge to enter. Nice view of the fjord from the garden entrance. Places to sit and relax.

1  Thank Wmgrar
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31 May 2016|
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Response from Kristin T | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mary, I was in the botanical garden just a few days ago, and many of the plants are already in bloom, so by mid-June it will be lovely :) All of Akureyri is blooming these days with more green popping up almost each... More
27 April 2016|
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Response from katohc | Reviewed this property |
No. They put prices in there own currency, and expect people to be able to deal with that accordingly. We had cash with us, but we also had a standby of prepaid 'cash cards'. Ours were cashcards in £ sterling, so that we... More
25 April 2016|
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Response from stefan s | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Definately recommend the outdoor/indoor swimmingpool with its thermal water, sauna etc. Also the "Minjasafn" townmuseeum with the old and retro Icelandic stuff, household etc. Also the new motorcycle museeum. Græni... More