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. 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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  • A colourful Park with many different plants and flowers, by which you can walk free. We found it super.
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  • Beautiful in winter when the garden is full of snow. Just keep to the paths to be safe. It was so quiet I could hear the snow falling.  more »
  • The main botanical gardens were closed during our visit but we enjoyed a walk around the grounds in the snow. There was a lovely gazebo and various busts of people to look at. Very pleasant even in th...  more »
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  • Nothing to appreciate during winter as all are covered by snow. Although it’s always free entry, maybe better idea for tourists to spend time in somewhere else during this period. Must be more interesting in summer though.
  • Lovely in winter, I'm sure it will be amazing in summer.
  • Love this place. Recommend for a stroll. Free entry and beautiful maintained garden.
  • Free entry and an interesting collection of various plants beautifully arranged. A lot better than I expected!
  • Quiet park with many different flowers and plants. Very well maintained and not crowdy at all (end of afternoon visit), perfect for a quiet walk. Toilets available but not for free.
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