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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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There are many beautiful flowers here, both native and imported. The lupine were especially... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ro P
Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
Stunning place

The gardens are quite small, but nicely laid out, and the number of flowers blooming was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 7487
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Reviewed yesterday

There are many beautiful flowers here, both native and imported. The lupine were especially beautiful. This is a family friendly place with both paved and dirt paths through the wooded property, stroller and bike accessible. There is a small cafe for picking up lunch or...More

Thank Ro P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are quite small, but nicely laid out, and the number of flowers blooming was astonishing, as were the huge numbers of bees. Free entry, too, which is wonderful, considering how everything else in Iceland costs several arms and legs. We were exceptionally lucky...More

Thank Samthetax
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were surprised at how beautiful this garden was. The flowers were blooming and there were paths to wander around on. There were even lovely views of the fjord. If you have some time while you are in Akureyri, this is definitely worth the time.

Thank the2scotts
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a fairly small botanical garden that is organized by plants growing at a certain altitude in Iceland. Certain areas are a riot of colors but having cycled along the shores of a number of fjords I was not surprised. There is a coffee...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was astounded by the number of plants, in bloom no less. I found four colors of the State of Colorado's flower. Some truly striking blooms.

Thank NomadicByNature
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent 9 days traveling all over Iceland and this was by far the best coffee "house" we found! What a hidden gem. Highly recommend stopping here for a coffee/beer/sandwich, etc. It is the cutest cafe in the middle of the botanical gardens!

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed walking thru the botanical garden. Beautiful flowers/plants and striking colors. Went back the next day for a peaceful picnic. Free admission and a beautiful, quiet respite in bustling Akureyri.

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are not far from the main pedestrian area of town, about a 15 to 20 minute walk up a hill from the church. It is free and there are walking paths, bridges, fountain, and a cafe. Supposedly it contains wooden houses but I...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's tough to run a botanical garden anywhere, but in the near arctic it's even harder. Don't expect Kew Gardens, this is a world of green and not a ton of colour. There are some large areas of blooms but all cold weather colors of...More

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The flower colors were delightful. The gardens special for the location- a section devoted to Arctic plant and flowers.

Thank P52F48B84V88
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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