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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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Address: Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
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+354 462 7487

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A very well tended and informative garden

A very well run garden with attention paid to good identification. Also, there is a great cafe with good prices.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Akureyri, Iceland
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Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A very well run garden with attention paid to good identification. Also, there is a great cafe with good prices.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It was great to witness the blue poppies from Himalaya, among a variety of yellow and red ones. instructive and rich in variety, nice corner to visit

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Nice garden, colorful flowers, some unique to this place, very enjoyable. I know little about flowers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The part we entered had dying plants and I felt a little sad how run-down the place seemed. That said, it seems to run on donations; I wonder how many would donate when the upkeep seems so poor. I suppose it'll be a vicious cycle since no donations means poor maintenance. A statue of someone was located between some flowers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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!

Thank Mariana C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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.

Thank ellasbabe
Ardsley, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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.

Thank jrich1027
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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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.

Thank bill-ho

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