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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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Address: Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 462 7487
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Must be beautiful in the Summer

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 through the many little paths. The different sections and vegetation are well indicated and labelled.

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Ardsley, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a short time here due to the lack of flowers .Yet we enjoyed walking around. The gardens are nicely laid out and well maintained.In nice weather this would be a pleasant place to visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently these are the northernmost botanical gardens in the worlds, it's quite nice though it did not look that well kept when we visited in october. The labeling of the plants isn't always neat, but I found it a place worth a look in Akureyri where there's not much else to see anyway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

It's true, this is the most northern botanical garden in the entire world. Perfect size to explore for an hour or two, depending on your interests. Full of colorful flowers and quirky art pieces throughout. $1 to use restroom facilities is a donation that gets put back into the garden.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is well kept and surprisingly colorful garden even in mid September. You need at least an hour or more to leisurely walk through the garden. It has plants that one would never believe would thrive in Iceland.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely garden. The space is well maintained and although it was the end of the season there was still lots of colour and greenery. The fairy lights in the trees also add to the charm. Really worth a visit - the hours stroll was one of our trip highlights.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited while on a cruise, and docked for the night. Just wandering along taking in the sights we came across these superbly attractive gardens. Free, and open, even though we had been told they were closed. Well set out in a natural informal way, still full of lots of different colourful flowers like vivid patches of gorgeous Gentian standing... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited there for a short stop. This garden is really, really nice, enjoyed there every second. Lots of plants and exotic flowers, trees, berries... Even picked and ate some wild strawberries :) (in October!) If you're in Acureyri do visit! The entrance is free, and you won't regret it.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful garden, especially with alk the fall colors out. We had a walking tour of the town and this was included. Beautiful homes on the way into town from the botanical garden. Worth the visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

there's not much in the way of greenery in Iceland so it's really nice to find this little eden in Akureyri. The autumn colours were just sensational

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