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Lystigarðurinn or Akureyri Botanic Gardens is both a public park and botanic garden operated by the town council of Akureyri.

Open/Closed and everything in between....

The garden is accessible all year round.

Summer  (1st June - 30th September)
Garden gates and toilets are open from 9am-10pm

Winter (1st October - 31st May)
The gates will open but the toilets are closed.

The coffeeshop, Kaffi LYST, is located at the centre of the garden and sells food and beverages ALL YEAR, hours are:
10am-7pm Sundays - Wednesdays
10am-11pm Thursdays - Saturdays.
(Please note that Kaffi LYST provides toilet facilities for customers only)

The garden is located between Þórunnarstræti and Eyrarlandsvegur, to the south of Akureyri Junior College (MA).  

Park information and objectives
 
The Public Park was first opened in 1912 and the botanic section added in 1957. The park has been enlarged three times since 1912 and is now about 3.6 ha and lies at 40-50 m altitude.
 
The aim of the botanical garden is to grow trees, shrubs and perennials in the demanding climate of Northern Iceland, which is characterized by pronounced seasonality of temperature and day length. Sheltered by the mountains of Eyjafjord, one of the longest fjords in Iceland, the gardens provide a favorable microclimate for plant growth. 
 
Besides icelandic native species, we are ale to grow a surprising number of 6600 alien taxa. The garden is an IPEN member and is active in seed-exchange, public information, education and recreation.

Starfsemi lystigar­s loka­ yfir veturinn
Veturinn er að læðast inn...

Endilega komið og skoðið fuglana þegar þeir gæða sér á reyniberjum.

Vinsamlegast gangið ekki á beðunum og fylgið mokuðum stígunum.

Því miður eru salernin okkar lokuð. 
Salerni er í boði fyrir viðskiptavini á Kaffi LYST.

Takk, 
Starfsfólk Lystigarðsins



Lystigarður Akureyrar - Eyrarlandsstofa - Sími: 462 7487 - Netfang: gkb@akureyri.is