Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), Akureyri

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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. Use our Akureyri trip itinerary builder to add Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and other attractions to your Akureyri vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • Visiting Akureyri on a cruise we had an opportunity to visit Lystigardurinn. Very surprised by the range of plants that flourish this far north. Garden is a draw for visitors and locals alike. Even in...  more »
  • A comfortable and relaxing place But in winter, not much green left Still can come if u really got time  more »
  • Beautyful can not remember entrance fee but it might be needed since to much tourists could cause damages.  more »
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  • We visited in March and there a was absolutely nothing growing and cafe was not open. They have a lot of the plots labeled where the plants will grow but if you're going here before April do not expect to see much except brown earth or a blanket of snow. I'm sure it would be stunning once the growth has started.
  • A nice place to have a stroll or sit a bit on a bench. And mostly totally dark in the nighttime.
  • Gorgeous, peaceful garden in Akureyri - don't miss it! Nice cafe in the garden as well. So many types of flowers. The poppies were beautiful when I was there in July.
  • Top attraction in Akureyri. Beautiful all around with a very stylish cafe in the center, with outside tables and a photography exhibition.
  • Cute and away from the 'crowds'. Well maintained with a personal touch.