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Fridheimar farm is not an ordinary farm but a special place where you can get various homemade dishes from fresh tomatoes grown right on the farm. Here, you can also catch a horse show that’s been presented in 14 different languages. Spend your day trying out delicious meals and learning about modern Icelandic farming.

Where is Friðheimar located?

The farm is situated in a very convenient place, in Iceland’s Southwest. You can come here on your trip to the Golden Circle as Friðheimar is surrounded by many famous attractions, Thingvellir National Park being just an hour away.

Full address: 5HH4+225 Friðheimar, 806 Reykholt, Iceland.


How to get to Friðheimar?

If you’re making your way to the tomato farm from the capital, the distance between Friðheimar and Reykjavik is around 100 kilometers, and it will take you approximately 1.5 hours to reach your destination.

Another interesting and convenient place from which you can go to the farm is Reykholt village. It takes only 20 minutes to reach Friðheimar from this tiny town. If you decide to stop here after visiting Thingvellir National Park, take Route 365 and then follow Gjabakkavegur/Gjábakkavegur.

History of Friðheimar

This family farm was established in 1995 by Knútur Rafn Ármann and his wife, Helena Hermundardóttir. The couple, who have expertise in horticulture and horses, expanded the existing farm throughout the years and made it a place for people to spend time learning about farming and testing out quality foods grown right here, on the farm.

Their early years establishing the farm started with working on what they already had – two greenhouses and a house. A few years later, they expanded by building a 1,174 m² greenhouse. In 2002, they started growing tomatoes, doing it all year round thanks to artificial lighting system implementation. 2007 was when tourist services were established, and a stable for 20 horses was built. With time, it all got to a point where horse shows started being performed. And since 2012, people can buy products as souvenirs from the farm’s shop.

General information about Friðheimar:

  • The owners bought the farm in 1995, where a house and two greenhouses already stood.

  • In 2002, the family started growing tomatoes all year round with the help of artificial lighting. 

  • The annual crop harvest on the farm is 370 tons a year. 

  • After years of various improvements, Friðheimar now consists of a farm, a horse farm, a restaurant, and a shop.

What is Friðheimar known for?

The tomato farm is most recognized for its fresh products that can be tested at Friðheimar restaurant and bought at the shop, Icelandic horse shows held in 14 different languages, and smart and sustainable horticulture solutions.

Best time to visit Friðheimar

When can you visit the tomato farm? The great news is that it’s open all year round. You’re welcome to enjoy your lunch surrounded by tomato plants and see the greenhouse or catch a horse show.

Attractions near Friðheimar

Because of its convenient location, the farm is near well-known attractions in Iceland, allowing visitors to spend quality time at Friðheimar before or after a day full of sightseeing.

  • Golden Circle – The famous route with three main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, The Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall.

  • Kerid Crater Lake – A 3000-year-old lake also known as “the eye of the world” as it reminds you of an eye when you look at it from above. 

  • Selfoss Town – The largest town in South Iceland, it is recognized for being a center of farming, horticulture, and commerce. 

  • Skalholt Cathedral (Skálholtsdómkirkja) – The attraction built for the last time in 1963 (the first one structured in 1056) is recognized for its beauty and style.

  • Bruarfoss waterfall – A waterfall with the bluest water in Iceland. The meaning behind Bruarfoss is “bridge waterfall” because an arch once crossed the river. However, the bridge is no longer there.

  • Miðfoss waterfall – The waterfall is located in the river of Brúará, not that far away from Bruarfoss. Clear water runs down almost 2 meters long, surrounded by a breathtaking environment.

Where to stay near Friðheimar

There’s no surprise if you wish to stay near this enjoyable place. Here are a few suggestions of where you can stay near Friðheimar farm. 


  • Blue Hotel Fagrilundur
  • Bjarkarbraut
  • Hotel Flúðir
  • The 5 Million Star Hotel


  • Húsið Guesthouse
  • Heidi Guesthouse


  • Reykholt Campsite/Tjaldsvæði Reykholti
  • Godatún
  • Hrosshagi Holiday Home

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