If you’re planning on doing a self-drive Golden Circle tour in Iceland, Fridheimar Farm is the perfect place to stop for a truly unique dining experience.
The restaurant is only open from noon to four, so plan accordingly, but is located just over an hour from downtown Reykjavik.
Besides, if the Kardashians made it a point to visit the restaurant while in Iceland, you know it’s good.
The main dining room is located inside the greenhouse where tomatoes are grown year-round. Each table has a pot of fresh basil with mini scissors to add to your food, and a plate magically appears with cubes of fresh butter, sour cream that tastes like crema, and shaved cucumbers.
For 2,290 ISK ($22 USD) you can partake in the all-you-can-eat tomato soup and bread buffet, which was worth every penny. After living for a year in France, I can honestly say this Icelandic bread put all other breads to shame.
The Guardian boasts that Fridheimar’s Bloody Mary may be the best in the world (there are three different types), which I probably have to agree with.
I tried the “Healthy Mary”, which was made from green tomatoes, lime, honey, and ginger, and as someone who doesn’t really care for Bloody Mary’s, I’d have another.
If you’re an eco-friendly traveler, you’ll be happy to know that the greenhouse uses a nearby hot springs for natural energy, and uses no pesticides on any of the tomatoes, cucumbers, berries, or flowers that are grown there.
Even though the greenhouse consumes as much energy as a 3,000 person town, all of it is completely green!
After you’re done indulging in one of the best meals of your life (I’m seriously not kidding), you can walk across the grounds and pet some pretty Icelandic horses.
Not only are the horses bred on the farm, during the summer months you can attend one of the horse shows offered by Fridheimar.
Can’t wait to try some Fridheimar tomato products for yourself? While their tomatoes are only sold within Iceland, you can order tomato jam, cucumber salsa, and more from their online store.