Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), Akureyri

4.3
#2 of 6 in Parks in Akureyri
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 gorgeous oasis of colours and scents, and surprising how lush it is this far north! It was a nice stroll on a sunny afternoon, exploring the various gardens, the pathways and fountains. There is a c...  more »
  • After travelling in a van for some time and visiting powerful waterfalls and gushing steam vents this was a welcome place for relaxation and tranquility. The gardens are not huge but there are plenty ...  more »
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  • This "northern capital" of Iceland is small, located on a fjord with dramatic mountains off to all sides. Walking the path from the harbor to the causeway early on a summer morning? Incomparable! The botanical gardens are further back than these pictures, but they are truly lovely. If you go to Iceland, take the time to visit Akureyri
  • Such a beautiful place to see. Very nice and relaxing to walk through. Lots to see, even in mid September! I didn't want to leave, and could have easily spent an entire day here.
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