Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), Akureyri
(4.3/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I went during the summer so everything was green, full of color and basically fairy-tale like. You have to walk up from the church bur it's worth it, nothing but stunning! 
  • This beautiful botanical garden is worth a walk anyway! He is very well maintained and amazingly colourful. Occasionally, there are information signs and benches to linger :) The Café has made a decent impression. If you take the time and want to see something else, you will not be disappointed there ;)
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  • It was a nice walk up the hill. I managed it well being pregnant, so nothing too strenuous. We visited in mid-October, so there weren't many flowers still in bloom, but we still enjoyed our stroll thr...  more »