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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Fantastic little hideaway

This is a well established, peaceful city garden and park well hidden in Akureyri. It was a nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Zionsville, Indiana
and you thought there were no trees or greenery in iceland...

this place was a beautiful change from what we had been seeing in the last few days. yes - it seems... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ashkelon, Israel
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“arctic circle” (26 reviews)
“plant life” (10 reviews)
Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a well established, peaceful city garden and park well hidden in Akureyri. It was a nice respite from Icelandic scenery. Many of the plantings have flourished despite not being native to Iceland. There is a cafe, but we didn't stop there.

Thank 452CraigS
Reviewed 6 days ago

this place was a beautiful change from what we had been seeing in the last few days. yes - it seems trees and shrubs and flowers and ferns can grow here. good for a city stroll in nature.

Thank gilad54
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited before the garden was in full bloom and still had a wonderful day. It's really interesting to see the unique species found in the arctic and it has a gorgeous cafe with amazing views form the pretty windows. Really central, easy to walk...More

Thank Ølgård L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens were close to where we were staying in Akureyri and we were able to walk right to it. What a beautiful garden considering the climate of the area. Not as big as a Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, but beautiful on its own. Very...More

Thank JSabs11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While not a huge botanical garden it was pleasant and well designed. We happened to be there on a sunny day so it was especially appealing

Thank Defling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice spot. Was a good getaway from town and surprising how many flowers and plants could be grown in this climate. Perfect spot to drink your coffee and eat a cinnamon bun.

Thank themightyquinn2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started the third day of our ring road tour by stopping at the Akureyri Botanical Gardens. I wish I could say that the visit was enjoyable; unfortunately it wasn’t because the weather did not cooperate. We were there in early May; it was raining...More

Thank SandF2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Akureyri does not exactly have an abundance of sights to see, but this botanical garden is worth a casual visit to enjoy some charming plants and flowers, which offer a nice contrast to the generally distinct landscape of most of the country itself.

Thank Chris_vonR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you can come and see a lot of different plants, or just walk around in between the plants, trees and all this very relaxing.

Thank Sigríður K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice way to finish off a long days driving...a walk in the park amongst beautiful trees, a huge array of alpines and very sympathetic buildings and sculptures. Well worth even a half hours diversion.

Thank Seamus-Marie
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Hi Derek, We will be in Akureyri mid-June. Will there be many flowers in bloom at the botanical gardens at that time or should we just skip it. Thanks. Mary
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
What currency is excepted in Iceland, are $ o.k.?
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
Will the gardens be open on May 15th? What other highlights of the town should not be missed?
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