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Purple Lupine in Iceland

Get ready to immerse yourself in a sea of captivating colors with the Alaskan Lupine, a delightful non-native species of lupines found in Iceland. These stunning flowers, mostly purple or blue, with a touch of white and pink, burst into full bloom from early June to early July. You can spot these enchanting lupines all around Iceland, particularly in the southern and western regions. They thrive in cool, moist locations, basking in full sun or light shade and flourishing in average soils. Standing tall at heights ranging from 1 to 4 feet (30-120 cm), these lupines are a sight to behold.

Purple flowers in Iceland
Purple Lupines during sunset

Is Lupine Poisonous?

The beauty of lupine may attract you but can be toxic to animals, even in low doses. Not all types of lupines are dangerous. According to the United States Department of Agriculture: Silky lupine and velvet lupine are poisonous. Seed pods are the most toxic part of the plants as compared to flowers. Animals usually wander around fields and in gardens, they are more nearly passed by plants. Dogs, horses, and sheep are notorious suspects also sweetly florid fragrance attracts butterflies.

Did you know?

As a member of the legume family, lupine seeds can be used to cook a variety of traditional fermented foods and sauces. We can also use white beans which are commonly sold in salty solutions in the jar like olives and pickles. These seeds add healthy nutrition to your diet. People also use beans as a replacement for flour. Some people use tea to maintain good health, some used it along with meditation and radiation treatment for cancer.

Where Can I See Lupine in Iceland?

People wonder where to find lupines in Iceland. You can easily find Lupine in summer everywhere in the country. On a road trip to Reykjavik, Northern Iceland. Right outside your doorstep, you can capture the best pictures near the Skogafoss Waterfall, Húsavíkurfjall Mountain, Vikurkirkja Church and Vatnajökull National Park.

Purple flowers in Iceland

Lupines in the Westfjords region, Iceland. Tourists have come from all over the world to see the lupine fields in summer. If you are planning to visit these alluring scenic fields and look for a place to check out our B&B. You can feel the lupine fields under your feet in South Iceland at Gulfoss and enjoy the warmth of the midnight sun.


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