Golden Circle – Visit at Friðheimar – a geothermal tomato farm

One of the biggest advantages of meeting new people, especially, when it happens during the Reykjavik International Film Festival is that they will not only recommend you films but also motivate you to visit new places and to try new things, like a tomato soup from geothermal greenhouses in Iceland. Thank you Elena, Alex, and Sol for the trip.

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

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This geothermal tomato farm is located in the area of the famous the Golden Circle and it becomes more and more popular, especially because of their tasty bread. According to some tourists – the best in the world. You have to try it yourself.

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Bees, brought here from continental Europe pollinate tomatoes to give us this extraordinary meal.

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Mineral-rich hot water, special kind 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.

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friedheimar tomatoe farm golden circle on the path of lynx icelandIMG_9545.jpgGeothermal electricity and hot water make such sub-polar type of farming economically profitable. Local Icelandic tomatoes are a tasty and healthy alternative to imported European vegetables, available in supermarkets.

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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 fan 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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