A few weeks ago the boyfriend and I, along with my sisters and brother (not) in law, visited Friðheimar just outside of Reykholt in south Iceland. Friðheimar is a vegetable farm where their main product is tomatoes. In fact, I was told during our visit, that Friðheimar holds about 18% of the whole local tomato market in Iceland.
They put emphasis on doing things in agreement with nature using green energy and organic pesticides which I personally think is pretty cool. They have recently opened up their greenhouses to visitors and now offer yummy lunches every day between 12:00 and 16:00 where the tomatoes, naturally, play a key role.
We were there on a Sunday and although it was not very busy there were a few people there enjoying their lunch offerings. We had the tomato soup, their specialty, and a variety of home made bread and really fresh cucumber salsa. It was all delicious and the fact we were sitting inside a warm and bright greenhouse made the experience extra special and enjoyable.
Apart from the soup, that was really good, I also enjoyed that the staff at Friðheimar greeted us and told us a little bit about the greenhouses before we sat down to eat. They weren’t expecting us so it’s not like we were getting a special treatment and I assume everyone gets the same tour. It was informative and it was a cool extra to an already great lunch.
Friðheimar is the perfect lunch stop if you’re doing the Golden Circle and you want to explore a bit more of the area around it. Definitely worth the visit.