…but let’s not call the whole thing off!
Instead, I want to tell you about a very distinct and unforgettable dining experience you can have during your travels in Iceland!
A TOMATO LOVER AT HEART
When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was a tomato. I would chomp into that bad boy like it was an apple. Sprinkle some salt on it and voilà:
To this day I’ll order tomato juice on a plane when I’m flying or kick back with a Bloody Mary when I’m dining out.
I think I’ve made myself clear.
I freaking love tomatoes.
Hardcore tomato enthusiast in the house!
So, you best believe that when I learned there is a greenhouse restaurant in Iceland that specializes in tomatoes, I knew I had to visit if it was the last thing I did!
WHAT IS FRIÐHEIMAR?
Friðheimar Restaurant in Iceland is a family-run greenhouse restaurant that focuses on sustainability and responsible tourism near Selfoss, about an 80-minute drive east of Reykjavík. At Friðheimar, three varieties of tomatoes are grown year-round under artificial lighting supplied at the greenhouses, providing delicious bounty for its tomato-themed menu.
Guests can tour a working greenhouse…
…and take the opportunity to dine in its quarters:
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You won’t believe the view from your table!
Guests can also enjoy a fresh menu offering all things tomato, from drinks to dessert. Come for their famous tomato soup buffet! Or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try the tomato beer or tomato ice cream!
And, if you’re looking for souvenirs, look no further than The Little Tomato Shop located within the greenhouse where you’ll find gifts and sundries for every tomato lover.
After all, it’s all tomatoes, all the time, at Friðheimar!
WAIT. THERE’S MORE THAN JUST TOMATOES?!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The Friðheimar restaurant in Iceland is very popular! The unique experience of dining alongside a fully functioning greenhouse as well as enjoying its tomato-themed menu makes this a must-do for many travelers. Therefore, I recommend booking in advance to ensure you are able to go when it works best in your travel schedule. I’d hate for you to be turned away!
Note: this restaurant is all about tomatoes. If tomatoes aren’t your jam, your best bet is to dine elsewhere as you won’t find tomato-less options here. Still, stop by simply to see the greenhouse, visit its gift shop, and greet the horses! A good time sans tomatoes can still be had!
Friðheimar isn’t just a restaurant. It’s an experience. Come and see for yourself what the buzz is all about and why this restaurant continues to be an Icelandic highlight for many!
My only piece of advice left to give, then?
Bring an empty stomach.
I told Nordic Green Travel I wanted to visit “the tomato restaurant” while I was in Iceland and they were on it! Not only did NGT help me figure out where in our itinerary we could fit in a trip to Friðheimar, but they also made our reservations for us. All we had to do was show up…it was just that easy! Nordic Green Travel can do the same for you. Contact them for more information!