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Plans to Transform Akureyri Botanical Garden in Winter

By Erik Pomrenke

akureyri botanical garden
Photo: Golli.

Reynir Gretarsson, operator of the Lyst café in the Akureyri botanical garden, stated in conversation with RÚV his intention to transform the area over the winter.

Stating that it’s important that activities in the Akureyri botanical garden aren’t just limited to the summer, he said that all proceeds from summer concerts this year will go towards winter services, among which are an intended “winter light garden.”

Reynir also highlighted snow removal as another key winter service that is currently lacking in the garden, but could help increase accessibility to the area during the winter months. Currently, much of the park is not serviced during winter, with many steps and paths completely iced over.

Halla Björk Reynisdóttir, president of the local town council, stated to RÚV that she welcomes the plans for increased services, but that the idea is still in its early stages.



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