The worlds most Northern botanical garden

Akureyri’s Botanical garden

Akureyri Public Park and Botanic Garden
The garden is one of the northern most botanical gardens in the world. The Public Park was opened in 1912 but the Botanic section in 1957. There are about 6600 alien taxa growing in the garden in beds and nursery and around 430 species of the native taxa. The park is very popular both by locals and visitors.

The Botanical Garden is equally popular with the local population and visitors to Akureyri. A wide variety of both Icelandic and foreign flora is to be found there and new species are always being added to the collection. The garden, therefore, is an excellent choice for those wishing to take a break from the stress of daily life, playing as they do, the role both of a peaceful public park and also a beautiful plant collection.

Opening hours:

The Garden is open 1st of June to 30 September. On weekdays from 08.00-22.00 and at weekends from 09.00-22.00.

To get there: 10-15 min. walk from town center. By bus: Bus number 1,2 or 4. Go out by Menntaskólinn á Akureyri (Junior College) / Hótel Edda in summer.


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Daniel Smarason