A visit to the greenhouses of Friðheimar and a very yummy tomato soup

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.

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9 thoughts on “A visit to the greenhouses of Friðheimar and a very yummy tomato soup”

  1. Ade says:

    Our Golden Circle tour stopped here too, and it was a fascinating place. The owner gave a quick talk telling us all about the operation, which I was really interested in as a grow tomatoes at home. And yes we all had soup aswell 🙂 Fresh basil on the table to cut into your bowl was a really good idea, i’ll be doing that at home from now on!

    1. mm Auður says:

      yeah, loved the fresh basil too 🙂

  2. Linda says:

    Your photos are lovely, and the tomato soup looks so heartwarming!

    1. mm Auður says:

      Thank you 🙂 It’s pretty amazing what mobiles can produce these days.

  3. Leanne Johnson says:

    Thank you so much for this recommendation – I *love* organic farming and produce, and I love green energy. Plus I’m vegetarian, so this place is a definite must-see 🙂 Can’t wait!

  4. vikas says:

    We are vegans.
    No meat,sea foods.
    But we consume dairy products.
    Are the bread,and tomato soup free of meat,sea foods and eggs??

    1. mm Auður says:

      I suggest you contact Friðheimar greenhouse directly for this: http://www.fridheimar.is

  5. Jackie Fox says:

    We came across your blog before our family trip to Iceland, and I must say, we, too, were obsessed with finding this place. It was all that you wrote about and a highlight of our trip because of the friendly staff and amazing soup (and tomato ice cream). Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us!

    1. mm Auður - I Heart Reykjavík says:

      Glad you enjoyed it – wouldn’t mind some yummy tomato soup right now 🙂

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