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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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

Beautiful in winter when the garden is full of snow. Just keep to the paths to be safe. It was so... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Icey52
,
Sydney, Australia
Winter visit

The main botanical gardens were closed during our visit but we enjoyed a walk around the grounds in... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
sheila g
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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“arctic circle” (28 reviews)
“plant life” (11 reviews)
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Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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+354 462 7487
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Beautiful in winter when the garden is full of snow. Just keep to the paths to be safe. It was so quiet I could hear the snow falling.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The main botanical gardens were closed during our visit but we enjoyed a walk around the grounds in the snow. There was a lovely gazebo and various busts of people to look at. Very pleasant even in the winter.

1  Thank sheila g
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This botanical garden is really unique located so far north on the globe. I recommend it to all tourists visiting Akureyri. The park was founded by women in 1911, when Iceland had been so bereft of trees through the centuries, that few people believed in...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

A nice walk around, although obviously not the time of year for plants and everything was covered in snow. I was there for the geocaching.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

If you like gardens and arboretums then The artic botanical garden will be worth a visit. You will find plantings never seen before while taking a pleasant walk.

2  Thank gatortunor
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

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

1  Thank Iaia82
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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.

2  Thank Eva S
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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
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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

2  Thank Afoodie65
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Susan J
17 April 2018|
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Response from gigfrii | Reviewed this property |
July, August and September should usually be fine. Even June, depends on spring.
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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
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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
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