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We have now received some days of blue skies and pleasant temperatures, which have turned the grass green, brought flowers into bloom, and prepared the trees for the season.


Spring has arrived at the botanical gardens, though a bit later than usual due to a cold April with more snow than normal.

The Arctic terns have arrived

The first Arctic terns of the season have arrived in the area.

The first day of summer - is today

"Sumardagurinn fyrsti" is an Icelandic term that translates to "the first day of summer" in English.

How to get here

  • There are several airlines flying directly to Akureyri which is the easiest way of visiting, but flying to the main airport Keflavík in the south of Iceland is also an option and then either take a flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri which takes about 40 minutes or drive/take a bus for aprox 4.5-6 hours along main road 1.  More information here.