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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Great place "to get away from it all"

Just up the hill from center city Akurevri is a botanical garden where one can wander around and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cold Spring, New York
Unique Gardens

One of the most northern botanical gardens in the world is a gentle uphill walk from the city... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelley J
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Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited the gardens in early September and most of the gardens were in full bloom. There are very good public paths that are very accessible, and some other less traveled paths that are a little more difficult to navigate. There are many quiet corners...More

1  Thank Cruise281
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I think that the Arctic Botanical Gardens are probably the most visited site in Akureyri. We visited in September and there was still plenty of beautiful flowers and gardens to enjoy. The gardens are laid out in a very relaxing manner with several paths perfect...More

1  Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I had thought the garden closed at the end of September so was thrilled to find it open early October. While all of the summer plantings were passed their best this did not matter. I was thrilled to be able to see the varieties of...More

Thank Susan La M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We came here on a lovely sunny day and thoroughly enjoyed the landscaping even though most of the plants were past had long since flowered. We liked the small scale of the different garden 'rooms' and the buildings there had been thoughtfully designed and landscaped....More

Thank bobbleEngland
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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