Visit  Friðheimar Greenhouse, a tomato wonderland located on the Golden Circle Route, Iceland! Cherish a unique culinary experience, visit the tomato greenhouse, and do not forget to meet the Icelandic horses. That sounds like a perfect trip!

Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse

Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse is an award-winning family-run farm in the Golden Circle of Iceland. That means you can visit it on your Golden Circle tour. It has been highly featured by Conde Nast and Trip Advisor!

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Despite the harshness of Icelandic winters, Friðheimar manages to harvest an incredible 370 tons of greenhouse tomatoes each year and even yields more than a ton every single day. A staggering 18 percent of Iceland's tomatoes are sourced from Friðheimar.

There is also a restaurant and a horse farm along with the greenhouse experience. That makes it a perfect spot for a mini-day tour.

How Did Friðheimar Greenhouse Start?

Couple Knútur and Helena, experienced in both horticulture and horse-rearing, had their sights set on Friðheimar when they purchased the property back in 1995. This location had already been utilizing natural hot springs to cultivate plants since 1946!

From 1995-2001, the farm team achieved a milestone by constructing an expansive 1,174 m² greenhouse. Years later from 2002-2006, they continued to progress even further and made it possible for tomato plants to grow with newly installed lighting as well as yet another new addition of a 1,000 m² greenhouse!

Between 2007 and 2013, the team constructed an equestrian center complete with tourist services including a stable for 20 horses and an outdoor arena that could seat 120 spectators. To attract more visitors to the facility, they launched an Icelandic horse show as well as greenhouse tours.

Since 2011, tourism has been a primary area of focus. Ever since that, they have opened a restaurant and a gift shop as well.

Now, the couple runs the restaurant with their five kids and a dedicated team all year round.

Where Is It Located?

Friðheimar is found within the small village of Reykholt in the southern region of Iceland in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð.

The farm is right off the Golden Circle Highway. It is just 30 minutes away from Gullfoss Waterfall. Other nearby locations are Thingvellir National Park and Geysir.

How To Get To Friðheimar Greenhouse?

Friðheimar is easily accessible from all main Golden Circle spots. Located a mere 96.5 kilometers away from Reykjavik, Friðheimar is easily reachable in an hour and a half by taking Þjóðvegur 1 and Biskupstungnabraut.

Visiting The Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse

Exploring Friðheimar Greenhouse is a sheer delight. Step inside one of the massive greenhouses and you'll be welcomed with thousands of lush tomato plants, all grown in an environmentally friendly manner.

As if that wasn't enough to take your breath away, inhale deeply as the delightful scent engulfs you - it's nothing short of heavenly!

All year round, visitors can book a tour of the greenhouses and gain an in-depth understanding of how horticulture is conducted.

Not only will they get a chance to explore the grounds but also receive an educational tour about greenhouse practices.

How Tomatoes Are Grown?

 Friðheimar has been growing tomatoes for almost 3 decades now! At Friðheimar, the mission is to cultivate tomatoes with superior flavor, while adhering to a sustainable approach.

By utilizing cutting-edge technology and organic methods, the farm can produce fresh tomatoes any time of the year in an eco-friendly manner.

Through green energy solutions, purified water supply, and natural pest repellents are used for producing flavorful yet healthy tomatoes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Friðheimar Tomato Restaurant - Highly Recommended!

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Friðheimar restaurant's culinary creations center around tomatoes - the star ingredient at this eatery.

You will find unique dishes with tomatoes as the center stage such as tomato ice cream. Plus, a classic tomato soup is a must-try! After that, do not forget a glass of Friðheimar Tomato beer.

The main course has 6 delicious meals. Moreover, a variety of desserts and drinks await you. Imagine eating in a greenhouse with the aroma of freshly baked bread and tomatoes mingling. It's definitely worth the visit.

Friðheimar Horse Shows

Come experience Fridheimar's "A Meeting with the Icelandic Horse" horse show this summer! This unique event is available in fourteen different languages and will feature enlivening Icelandic music for your enjoyment.

This captivating show dives into the story of this extraordinary horse breed, which was transported to Iceland by Scandinavian settlers in the year 900 AD.

Friðheimar Little Tomato Shop

Visit The Little Tomato Shop. Here you'll find an abundance of tomato-based products made right in Friðheimar's kitchen - think tomato jam, chutney, soup, sauces, and salsa. Plus don't forget the freshest tomatoes around!

Friðheimar Opening Hours

Friðheimar Greenhouse is open all year round with just being closed for 4 days. It is open 7 days a week from 12 pm to 4 pm.

The off days are the 24th, 25th, and 31st of December and the 1st of January.

Visit Friðheimar With Golden Circle Day Tours!

Plan your trip to Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse with Golden Circle Day Tours. GDCT offers a wide range of guided tours across Golden Circle and beyond. Let a professional team safely take you to the best destinations in Iceland.

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