Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), Akureyri

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Garden · Nature / Park
Wander the paths of Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), where you can admire the flowers and plants of Iceland. At 3.7 hectares (9 acres), there is enough for you to explore without feeling overwhelmed. Note the fountains scattered throughout the gardens and duck into the well-maintained greenhouses. The garden's cafe comes highly recommended and offers gluten-free menu options, among other things. For Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and beyond, use our Akureyri travel route builder app to get the most from your Akureyri vacation.
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  • Fantastic gardens! We were so glad we took the time to walk through before leaving town. Amazing variety of beautiful flowers.  more »
  • Given both where we are, Northern Iceland, and when we are, September just after the first snows, this garden has no right to be as good as this Immaculately maintained, very well labelled, wide...  more »
  • Very nice public park (access is free) located just outside the city centre. The botanical garden is one of the northernmost in the world and contains both Icelandic and foreign flora, with new species always being added to the collection. It is a great place to just take a stroll and relax in the middle of the green.
  • Wonderful for a stroll or to stretch your legs. Take your time and explore all of the paths and flowerbeds, then head to the cute café with great cakes and drinks to warm up before walking down the hill into the main part of town. Nice view of the fjord from some parts of the gardens. Highly recommended!

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