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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day11

    Lunch in a Greenhouse

    February 16, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

    Our lunch stop was at the Friðheimar geothermal greenhouses near Reykholt, vaguely on the Golden Circle tour. It's a huge greenhouse complex which is heated using geothermal energy and they produce 75% of all the tomatoes consumed in Iceland as well as 80% of the cucumbers. You can get the idea from the photos but we were amazed to see it appeared that a whole section of plants were grown from one grow bag. You can see it in the bottom right corner of the main photo. The greenhouses also have their own bees for pollination of the plants. I suppose it's obvious they would be needed but their presence was still a surprise.

    Greenhouses heated by geothermal power are quite common in Iceland, growing a huge variety of produce. Here endeth today's lesson.

    The best bit, however, was the tomato soup and bread. Excellent!
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  • Day9


    April 30, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We stopped and had lunch at a tomato greenhouse today. We seriously sat right in the greenhouse! We had bottomless tomato soup made from tomatoes picked that morning. And with it we had bottomless bread. Thete was at least a half dozen types of bread to choose from and all were warm and fresh from the oven. At your own table you could customize your soup by adding fixins including herbs from plants growing right on your table. Pretty darn awesome!
    We topped it off with a Bloody Mary for good measure.

    We didn't have any dessert because we were too full, but they had tomato ice cream, cheesecake with green tomato jam, and a tomato and apple pie.

    Basically, if you don't like tomatoes, don't eat here. Lol everyone else - I highly recommend eating here.

    (Pictures of food in part 2)
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  • Day2

    Kohalik külapood

    January 17, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 -8 °C

    Kuna me polnud hommikust saadik söönud, siis tegime kiire peatuse esimese poe juures mis teele jäi. Suht väike, aga kõik hädavajalik olemas. Ostsime vett ja krõpsu autosse.

    Kadri nina leidis kohe kohalikud kurgi kasvuhooned ülesse.

    Tee peale jäi ka huvitav ühe realine, kitsas ja ilus sild. Kadri tegu veits pilti.

    Üldiselt oli enamus teed vastikute jää rööbastega või lume all, aga õnneks mitte libe.
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  • Day6

    Reykjavik - Skalholt

    May 25, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 7 °C

    Unsere Tour führt zu einem weiteren Wasserfall und dann weiter nach Skalholt, einer historischen Kirche mit Museum und der Nachbildung eines isländischen Torfhauses. Ein interessanter Ausflug geht zu Ende. Die Mitreisenden werden an ihren Hotels in Reykjavik abgesetzt und auf der Fahrt zum Hafen zeigt uns der Reiseleiter noch einiges von der Stadt.
    Pünktlich sind wir wieder am Schiff und erleben das Auslaufen beim Abendessen. Es geht weiter nach Isafjördur, das sind 199 Seemeilen.
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Bláskógabyggð, Blaskogabyggd

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