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“Peaceful Haven in Busy Akureyri”

Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Ranked #1 of 58 things to do in Akureyri
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

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.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 didn't see them. It was a good size and pleasant to stroll through. Nice to see if you are in town.

Thank angeleyes27
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 blue and green.
We missed the big colour show I'm sure, mid August is probably the end of the big colour.
But you can spend an hour or two wondering this peaceful place, and the best part is, almost every plant was labeled.

Thank MiguelitoyCat
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This garden is very different from those I have visited in places like the Canary Islands in that it obviously contains many northerly plants, although it also has a lot of more familiar varieties. It is a good place to visit after wandring around the town.

Thank ColinBern
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