The botanical garden of Akureyri is one of the northern most botanical gardens in the world. The Public Park was opened in 1912 but the Botanic section in 1957. 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.
You should also take a time to visit Café Laut - Lystigarðinum, a beautiful little café in the park that that serves excellent refreshments and has regular events, such as concerts and art exhibitions. The Garden is open from 1st of June to 30 September. Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II. Further growth occurred after the war as the Icelandic population increasingly moved to urban areas. Check out www.visitakureyri.is/en for more information about this lovely city.