Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), Akureyri

4.4
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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  • One of the most peaceful & beautiful places to visit in the city. We came in June & the amount of flora was unbelievable some of the plant life here is breathtaking. The smell of fresh flowers...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens just out of the way enough to be a quiet oasis. The displays are outstanding, and it is a refreshing place to wander around after a long day driving. Full of little outdoor rooms.....  more »
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  • 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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