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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Amazing Place!

Just a short walk from downtown, this garden is a "must-see". It is really well maintained and has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Silverton, Oregon
Pleasant spot to walk around

After the dramatic scenery of Iceland, this was a pleasant spot to walk around in the sheltered bay... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a short walk from downtown, this garden is a "must-see". It is really well maintained and has a huge variety of plants, many flowering when we were there. Walk around, have a coffee at the cute little cafe, take pictures of your fellow travelers....More

Thank 03Val48
Reviewed 3 days ago

After the dramatic scenery of Iceland, this was a pleasant spot to walk around in the sheltered bay of Akuyeyri Town. Easy walking with a cafe and loos. Free entry. Had trouble finding it - it is beside the hospital.

Thank jackiecrackers
Reviewed 1 week ago

One may not expect much from a botanical garden in Iceland, but the Arctic Botanical Gardens delivered more than expected. Even in September there was color and a wide variety of foliage and plant life. The gardens are well designed and everything is outdoors. You...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gardens very well maintained. Hoping to see arctic plants but didn't see anything that isn't available in Australia.

Thank HappyTravels1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the famous church in Akureyri we walked to the Botanical Gardens. As others have mentioned the garden is not well signposted and we accidentally found it without much trouble. There are a few flower gardens and some nice trails to walk on but...More

1  Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the city from a cruise ship. The gardens are a little hard to find as the signs were not well thought out. If you climb the steps to the church, it is behind the church if you travel several blocks. It is...More

1  Thank RetiredLass
Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and i rented a car and drove quite a ways,, but before turning it in the next morning,,, we decided to drive to the gardens. we were early (be early,,, you will be a litlle cooler than at noon) early afforded us the...More

Thank y0frank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant space and is a nice place to relax for a while, but it is not a particularly exciting botanical garden. It is more like a bigger version of a normal western European back garden, with the same plants you might...More

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at sun down and the fairy lights lit up through the garden make it a magic place to wander at night.

Thank Cass155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was something to do on our day tour in Akureyri. This was a lovely site with nice artic flowers. I will not say its a must see but it was not disappointing.

Thank Dameon G
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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