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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri, Iceland
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Akureyri
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went to a few botanical gardens in Iceland and this was my favorite. It helps that I loved akureyri to begin with. It is the perfect size for a garden and has so much to see. A wonderful mix of natures beauties and decorations they have added themselves. If you want a peaceful walk with lots to appreciate, please... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was a great spot to visit in Akureyri! I was amazed at the diversity of flowers for a place so close to the Arctic!

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Obviously this is Iceland, so what can you expect from a botanical garden. However, it's a bit of a non-attraction. It's a bunch of plants with tags on them. Yes, maybe it's amazing that they have them grow there, but it fails to impress.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

this was a pleasant walk through the gardens to see the flowers that were still blooming ... we sat in the cafe and had dessert and coffees. very nice setting for that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nature lover that I am, nonetheless I would not normally make a bee-line for the botanical gardens on arrival in a new town. But as the Akureyri gardens were just 10 minutes' walk up the hill and around the cathedral from our hotel - and more importantly are the world's most northerly botanical gardens - I felt that we should... More

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Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a nice Day in Akureyri Iceland but the surprise of the day was the Botanical gardens. We had a slow walked there from the harbour as it was a nice day. We were pleasantly surprised when we got to the gardens and found plants and flowers we would not expect so far north. It is not the size of... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The botanical gardens were right beside where we stayed in Akureyi. I would recommend taking a stroll through them if you have time just because they were free and won't take up too much of your time to do. It was a smaller garden but was cute and well manicured. It took us about 10 minutes to walk the main... More

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