Golden Circle – Visit at Friðheimar – a geothermal tomato farm

One of the greatest advantages of meeting new people is that they will motivate you to visit new places and try new things, like a tomato soup from geothermal green houses in Iceland. Thank you Elena, Alex and Sol for the trip.

Especially, when it happens during Reykjavik Film Festival.

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Everything about this place is cute, even this bank milk converted into a welcoming sign.

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The tomato farm located in the area of the most known must see of Iceland – the Golden Circle,  becomes more and more popular, especially because of their bread. As tourists say: the best in the World. Visit yourself to have your own opinion on that.

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Bees, brought from continental Europe pollinate tomatoes in order to give us this special meal.

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Mineral-rich hot water, special king of lighting and clean environment, that all contribute to a taste of every meal served here.

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Everything in this place is about tomatoes and everything smells like tomatoes.

IMG_9563IMG_9559.jpgSometimes there is even more tomato in the air than air.friedheimar tomatoe farm golden circle on the path of lynx icelandIMG_9545.jpgGeothermal electricity and hot water make such sub-polar farming economical. Local Icelandic tomatoes are tasty and health alternative to imported European vegetables, available in shops through the island.

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Electricity in Iceland comes almost entirely from renewable sources – 70% from hydroelectric and 30% from geothermal. Fossil fuels contribute less then 0,2%

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Despite being green, Icelandic power is also very cheap, one of few things that are cheap here in fact.

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Water is another one, cold is good to drink and quite tasty, while hot might have a hint of sulfurous smell it’s both cheap and good for your skin (or so it’s told).

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In case you are not such a fun of tomatoes you can always pet some animals on the area or try to get drunk with their version of bloody Mary.

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