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“Very serene and scenic”

Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Akureyri
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Tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very serene and scenic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went during a walk around town in Akureyri, some of the plants had been decimated a bit by a surprise blizzard a couple of weeks before, but had a nice variety of plants and was a nice passive way to spend some time on a nice day in town.

Visited September 2013
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“Pleasant gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very well kept gardens. Surprisingly colourful, for time of year and proximity to the Arctic Circle. We had a pleasant stroll through here, but it doesn't take very long as the gardens are not large.

Visited September 2013
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Golden, Colorado
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Botanical Gardens are very well done and I was amazed at the boldness of the colors and the variety of plants. Just imagine how close these plants are to the Arctic Circle and how difficult it must be for them to survive or the botanists to keep them alive over the winter months.

Visited July 2013
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jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Refreshing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Beautiful gardens above the city with a large variety of plants.Also many hidden romantic corner with excellent gardening and so many flowers-very rare to find in Iceland.
There is a lovely calming coffee-restaurant house decorated in vintage -50th style-very nice place to relax

Visited July 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

It was a beautiful sunny day and Akureyri is certainly in a stunning location. I love botanical gardens but didn't expect such diversity in this very northernly spot not far from the Arctic Circle. Just goes to show what can be done with a bit of effort. These gardens are small but are well worth a visit. Glad we went.

Visited June 2013
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