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“Amazingly Pretty”

Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Ranked #1 of 58 things to do in Akureyri
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very pretty, diverse garden a short walk from town. Well worth the visit and it's free. We spent a couple of hours here on a warm July day.

Thank GlasgowWinelover
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

The owner of our B&B suggested that we walk up to this garden and see the beautiful flowers. We had the opportunity to do just that on our last day in town.
The walk was a very pleasant one--we enjoyed looking at the homes along the way. When we arrived at the Botanical Gardens I was surprised to see some very large trees. There are not a ton of trees in Iceland in the base case, and these had definitely been there quite a while judging from their size.
The flowers around the Gardens were all of the winter variety. I recognized many of them from when I lived in a cold climate many years ago. It was a joy to see so many of my old favorites.
There was an area of the Gardens where they grew rows of very large plants which flowered. It was like walking through rows of flowering corn stalks or something....the plants were over 4 ft high. This was really beautiful and was the highlight of my walk through this place of beauty.
A wonderful, and free, way to spend a little under an hour. Very well taken care of and nice to enjoy.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

A lovely place to visit and explore. Many of the flowers and plants are ones we have in our garden at home and great to see them being grown in these climates. A very pretty park to explore.

The cafe was amazing and well worth the climb up to these gardens.

Thank TheFabFour18
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great place to go for a wander round and see something for free in Iceland! They have lots of plants growing and clear labels. Nice little cafe too serving pepsi and doughnuts covered in sweeties!

Thank IssieBee
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

A modest little garden featuring a wide range of Arctic plants. Well laid out with nice walking areas, some fountains and greenhouses. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hamburgguy47
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