Über uns

Friðheimar is very much a family affair, run by Knútur Rafn Ármann and his wife Helena Hermundardóttir. He is an agronomist from Hólar University College in north Iceland, while she is a horticulturalist from Reykir Horticultural College. Their five children, Dóróthea, Karítas, Matthías Jens, Arnaldur and Tómas Ingi, all play an active part in the family business.

Über uns

At Friðheimar, we grow tomatoes all year round, despite Iceland’s long, dark winters, under artificial lighting in greenhouses. We welcome visitors to see our greenhouses, and then enjoy a taste of the crop. And now they can take delicious food souvenirs away with them, made of our tomatoes and cucumbers. We also breed horses, and put on a horse show – in fourteen different languages. 


Motivation

In 1995 Knútur and Helena bought Friðheimar, with the aim of combining their different areas of expertise – horses and horticulture. The farm already had two greenhouses, and a large house stood unoccupied. Horticulture using natural hot water had commenced at Friðheimar in 1946. Several years have now passed since Knútur and Helena started developing and expanding the operations, and today the place hums with life – as these are enterprising people!  The process of development at Friðheimar can be divided into three stages:

In 1995-2001 they built a 1,174 m² greenhouse. They continued running the farm as  before, and renovated existing buildings to use them in horticulture. During the early years, they settled in and laid their plans for the future.

In 2002-2006 they decided to start growing tomatoes all year round, installed lighting in the older buildings, and built a new 1,000 m² greenhouse with a complete lighting system. At that time they were also adding to their knowledge and expertise, for instance making frequent visits to Finland, where they benefited from collaboration with Finnish experts. Horticulture under artificial lighting is highly advanced in Finland.

In 2007-2013 they built up the equestrian centre and tourist services at Friðheimar. A stable for 20 horses was built, with reception facilities, as well as an outdoor arena with a stand for 120 spectators. A horse show for tourists was launched, and shortly after that greenhouse visits began.

In 2011 the crop-growing space was enlarged by 60%, and visitor facilities opened in the Atrium  in the greenhouses.

In 2012-2013 a range of food products/souvenirs was developed, made of tomato and cucumber.

In 2013 The Little Tomato Shop was opened next to the Atrium, selling edible souvenirs, and in 2014 Friðheimar opened its online shop.

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Did you know that crops at Friðheimar yield an average of a ton a day? The annual harvest is 370 tons! 


Félagsmál

Friðheimabændur taka virkan þátt í félagsmálum 
garðyrkjunnar, landbúnaðarins og ferðaþjónustunnar 
– og eru félagar í: Opnum landbúnaði, Ferðaþjónustu bænda, Sambandi garðyrkjubænda og Sölufélagi garðyrkjumanna

Friðheimar hlutu Landbúnaðarverðlaunin fyrir frumkvöðlastarf og fyrirmyndabúskap árið 2014, Hvatningarverðlaun Ferðaþjónustu bænda árið 2011, Ræktendur ársins hjá Sölufélagi garðyrkjumanna árið 2010 og Hvatningarverðlaun Landbúnaðarháskóla Íslands árið 2009.


Skilmálar og leyfi

Bókunarskilmálar

Sé um afbókun að ræða þarf að senda skriflega tilkynningu eins fljótt og auðið er á netfangið fridheimar@fridheimar.is

Ef hópstjórar eða einstaklingar sjá fram á óhjákvæmilega seinkun er mikilvægt að hafa samband í síma 486 8894 eins fljótt og mögulegt er.

Frekari upplýsingar um bókunarskilmála má finna hér.

 

Vefverslunarskilmálar

Við vörusölu vegna netviðskipta ber viðskiptavinur ábyrgð á sendingarkostnaði. Sjá frekari skilmál hér.

 

Rekstrarleyfi

Leyfi má finna hér

 

 

 


Our environmental policy and strategy with focus on sustainable tourism.

As we all know companies have a major impact on their surroundings and community with their activities. Our company is no exception and that is why Friðheimar wants to offer an environmentally and socially responsible service for our guests. We want to set a good example for our colleagues within the tourism industry by taking responsibility and help making our business as sustainable as possible. 
For this occasion Friðheimar has signed a memorandum of understanding about responsible tourism which Íslenski Ferðaklasinn and FESTA (center about CSR) are responsible for. Also, Friðheimar now has the certification from Vakinn, which is the quality and environmental service for the tourism industry. 

You can find our goals here


Starfsfólk

Í Friðheimum er fjölþjóðlegt samfélag og eintómt úrvalsfólk sem þar vinnur.

Year-round staff

Fjölmiðlaumfjöllun

Nokkrar blaðaúrklippur og myndskeið

Vakinn Certified Travel service Logo

Vakinn Certified Restaurant - Cafe

Vakinn Bronze-Class Environmental

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SAF Award 2017

LTG Award Winner 2018