Reykjavik Botanical Garden

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Hverfisgata 105, Hverfisgata 105, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +35-44118650
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids

Reykjavik Botanical Garden - Review

The main attraction in the Laugarnesvegur area east of the city, this botanical garden focusing on research and education has about 5000 plant species represented in regionally thematic collections: Iceland's flora; perennial foreign plants; roses; forest floor plants; trees; rock garden and a gourmet garden. It’s a lovely place for a leisurely stroll. Birders will also appreciate the garden for its thriving avian population. Additionally the Cafe Flora here is a very cute place to grab a bite, where small musical performances and book readings are occasionally organised. The whole place is an especially charming hangout at christmas time.

Reykjavik Botanical Garden Information

  • Disabled accessible.

Reykjavik Botanical Garden Opening and Closing Hours

  • Cafe Flora keeps its own hours.

How To reach Reykjavik Botanical Garden by Public Transport

  • Laugardalsholl Bus stop
  • By Car or take a Taxi

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  • Reykjavik Botanical Garden Address: Hverfisgata 105, Hverfisgata 105, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik Botanical Garden Contact Number: +35-44118650
  • Reykjavik Botanical Garden Timing: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Reykjavik Botanical Garden Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Reykjavik Botanical Garden(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Reykjavik Botanical Garden: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 11.32% of people who visit Reykjavik include Reykjavik Botanical Garden in their plan

  • 51.27% of people start their Reykjavik Botanical Garden visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Reykjavik Botanical Garden

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91.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Reykjavik Botanical Garden

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  • Oh geez, I can't possibly say enough good things about the beauty of Iceland, let alone this magical, phantasmagorical fairy-tale garden! On the last day of my trip in Iceland, I decided I just absolutely *had* to have one more adventure, no matter how big or small it was. I used Google Maps on my phone to see what was around me, and when I saw that this botanical garden was only a short walk from behind Reykjavik City Hostel(where I was staying) and saw the beautiful pictures other travelers had posted, I just knew this was the perfect adventure to squeeze in before my flight! To get to the garden from the hostel, I exited onto the deck, and followed a dirt path past the campgrounds, then past another little park that had some informational signs, bridges and trenches(it was like a mini-Shire). Depending on your pace, and whether you stop along the way at the park, it takes about 8-12 minutes to walk to the garden. To be honest, what I kind of loved about this garden is that it was a bit of a journey to get there: following the path to get there and then having the magnificent bursts of color greet me made me feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland :3 But I digress...when you arrive, you'll the most gorgeous flowers, trees, plants, and you can tell that tender love and care has been invested into every single nook and cranny of the garden-as evidenced by the many volunteers(many of which seemed to be young, grade school girls) who are wheeling things about, or digging, or leaf-blowing. I'm not a botanist, so my adjectives can only go so far, but there are thousands of species of plants and flowers here. My special moment: As I perused the garden, I came across a bench that had some graffiti(or "wall art" as they call it) which was framed by a bush of white daisies. The morning dew was still on the petals, and the bench, and I felt the juxtaposition of street art and daisies with the crystal droplets would make a beautiful shot(you can see it in my photos here-hopefully it is in high quality). Overall, Reykjavik Botanical Garden is a wonderful, little-known secret that is great to visit if you have some time before your departure.

  • Perhaps the most beautiful place in Reykjavik! It's free to enjoy and you should ABSOLUTELY stop at the Floran Cafe.

  • Nice little stroll round the garden. Nothing spectacular & no dogs allowed.

  • This is a nice combo of rock garden, arboretum, rose garden and nature trail. Adjacent to exercise trails. I did not visit the greenhouse or Cafe Flora.

  • Nice and small garden surrounded by larger park that includes zoo.

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