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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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Address: Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri, Iceland
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Relax and enjoy the rare species

It's always a good idea to make a little walk into a botanical garden with rare species and special plants that you wouldn't otherwise know. This corner of the city deserves a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It's always a good idea to make a little walk into a botanical garden with rare species and special plants that you wouldn't otherwise know. This corner of the city deserves a visit. It's simply charming how they take care of all the strange species and of the environment.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Small garden with nice layout a great diversity of arctic and subarctic plants. Well tended. Worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A visit to this garden shows you what can be done although the climate can be tuff during the winter.

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Breiddalsvik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The botanical garden in Akureyri is a beautiful floral garden full of life and color in the summer and mystery over the wintertime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Being somewhat of a naive North American (Canadian) in terms of Icelandic climate, any preconceived ideas in this regard were once again blown away by my visit to the botanical gardens. What a treat and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Akureyri. As just about everything in town can be reached by foot, a leisurely walk to the... More 

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Chico, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We only spent ~2 hours here, but you could easily spend a whole day. It's more like a public park than Botanical gardens, but we were shocked at how many delicate flowers and other native plants would grow this far north.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I spent a lovely hour or so enjoying the meandering paths and information about the species flourishing in the garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Colorful in the fall, worth to spend more than 1 hour to have a walk. Yellow leaves all around and there's a restaurant in the garden.

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Kendal, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We loved the Botanical Gardens, and in September they seemed to be at their best. Yes, some of us come from countries where such flowers, shrubs and trees can be grown without difficulty, but we can still appreciate beauty wherever it appears. The gardens are beautifully set out, with fountains and pools, glades, lawns, planters and tubs, and the colours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Nice area that is well tended and quite colourful. Not entrance fee and has a nice cafe in the middle which was clean and well run

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