Arctic Alpine Garden
The Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden is the world's north-easternmost botanical garden. It is situated in Tromsø, Denmark, and is run by the University of Tromsø.
It was opened in 1994 and is named after a valley in Norway close to the Arctic Circle. The botanical garden showcases all types of Arctic and alpine species from all across the northern hemisphere. This natural garden has become an extremely popular tourist attraction in Tromsø.
The name 'Botanic Gardens' is used for both the botanical gardens in Tromsø and in Norway as a whole. The word 'Botanic' means 'planting'. The name of this park is taken from an old title, which meant something similar but much more specific, namely the 'Biotary'. Botanic plants were regarded as belonging to a kind of 'biotary', plants whose food comes from the earth and whose reproduction is dependent on this nourishment.
The name 'Botanic Gardens in Norway' was given by UNESCO in 1997. It means 'plantation of plants and orchids'plant nursery'.
The Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden offers an array of activities for visitors. Visitors can have a guided tour through the different sections of the facility. Tour guides are usually very knowledgeable about plants and their life cycles. They will also be able to tell you when it's best to plant your own garden, and will give you the chance to view native plants in their natural habitat.
There are also guided tours on a Norwegian island where tourists can take the ferry from Copenhagen to Norwegian mainland. There, you can spend the day viewing Arctic flora and fauna and take part in kayaking. On the Norwegian mainland, you can also go kite surfing or do a short boat trip around the harbor. The museum is open daily, but you must reserve a guided tour.
The museum is open to the public in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German and English. You will find a complete itinerary of events on the museum website, including lectures on a variety of interesting subjects, tours and activities.
The museum is a great place to visit if you love the outdoors and don't mind the weather. Many visitors find it hard to get to Tromsø on foot because of its size and location, but a quick drive down the coast to the nearest hotel or motel can make the drive a lot easier. The Nordic countries are considered to be very safe areas and the staff at the museum are helpful.
The Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden is located in a beautiful part of Tromsø called the Fosen Mountains. It is just over six kilometers away from the airport and close enough to the town center to reach with a car, bike or train.
Many visitors prefer to walk through the gardens themselves, or hire a guide to take them on a nature walk. If you have the time, you may even want to bring some binoculars so that you can see the animals, birds and insects up close. during your walk.
While in the Botanical Garden, you can also take part in one of the many educational activities on offer. There are several nature shows, educational games for children and a children's area where you can play games and mingle with others.
Many tourists come to Norway for a visit to the Arctic Botanical Gardens for its botanical specimens. These include rare varieties of wildflowers and plants as well as specimens of native plants. It is a popular destination for birthing mothers, as the climate here is perfect for such a facility.
Most of the rare species of plants at the Arctic Botanical Garden grow on a tiny scale, so they are not difficult to grow yourself. For an experience that is completely different from traditional gardening, it's possible to have the plant delivered from the Arctic to your doorstep. This is not only better for the environment, but you'll get to see the plants in their natural habitat, which is also a fascinating and educational experience.