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“Surprising gem right in town and it was free”

Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Ranked #1 of 58 things to do in Akureyri
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 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 shop on site.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

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
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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.

Thank virginian9
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