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The culinary experience in the South is varied, you can enjoy eating anything from locally produced food in the environment that it grows to a gourmet restaurant. There are many restaurants, many of which specialize in local ingredients, from rye bread baked in a hot springs to delicious tomato dishes and drinks.

Exploring Iceland
Exploring Iceland is a DMC based in Iceland and offers extensive B2B opportunities for individual travel offers, smaller and larger groups. At Exploring Iceland we dedicate ourselves to each and every detail, we select and hand-pick our partners focusing on quality, animal welfare and social responsibility. We take pride in personal service, professional guides, wonderful local Icelandic food and always try to find new routes and sights away from the crowd. We are proud to say that our tours are absolutely genuine and authentic by working with the locals! We offer both summer and winter tours and are happy to include for example northern light hunts, thrilling activities and cultural events. We also have our own sports division (running, golf, horseback riding and skiing). For the individual traveler we can arrange everything from a short stop-over visit to extended tours around Iceland. We are one of the few travel agencies that offer horse riding tours with hotel accommodation. These tours can either be booked as micro group tours with a maximum of 6 riders or private tours. We also specialize in tailor making exciting itineraries for families and other smaller and larger private groups based on either self-drive or guided tours. Private culinary tours, hiking, running, fishing and photography tours have been arranged by us – customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal! Contact us for an exciting offer tailor made to your wishes and needs!
Hlöðueldhúsið - The Barn Kitchen
Culinary and Joyful experience at the Barn Kitchen with a group of friends or colleagues. We cook together from Icelandic ingredients straight from the farm.  The Barn Kitchen is located in Þykkvibær, about 16km from the ring road, close to Hella. About 90 minutes drive from Reykjavik city center.  Groups of 10-16 people cook together with guidance.  Large groups of 20-50 people can order a buffet through our catering service. 
Efsti-Dalur II
In Efstidalur you will get a unique and different experience. Right in the middle of the Golden Circle, you get a glance of the farm life in Iceland. This family farm has opened up for tourists and offers a variety of products straight from the farm, such as the famous ice cream, skyr and feta cheese. The restaurant also offers beef from the farm and other local food. We welcome you to come and meet our family at work! For opening hours, please visit our Facebook site. The horse rental is open in the summertime.
Ölvisholt brewery
Ölvisholt brewery is a craft brewery located near Selfoss in South Iceland. We craft various exciting beers from quality ingredients. Book a brewery tour and beer tasting at https://www.olvisholt.is/visit.html  
Ölverk Pizza & Brewery
Making small batch craft beers from brewery that is powered with geothermal energy and making high quality fire baked pizza has been perfected at Ölverk brewpub. Ölverk is located neatly in the Golden Circle route and is only a 35 minutes drive away from Reykjavik.   The unique use of geothermal energy in the brewing process at Ölverk brewery makes it a must stop for everyone who likes good craft beer and are a planning a trip to the South region of Iceland.    The motivation behind Ölverk lies in deep passion for premium wood fired pizza and fine craft beer. Ölverk is family and locally owned, run by Laufey and her fiancé Elvar. They are a young local couple, with two sons, who together with Ragnar make a well balanced team with great future ambitions for their.Their reputation for local welcoming atmosphere, excellent high-quality craft beer and pizza has spread widely since opening in the spring of 2017.    Ölverk offers tours where the history of beer in Iceland discuss, geothermal activity in the Hengill area and the use of geothermal energy here in Hveragerði as well as in the whole of Iceland. The main focus of the tour, however, is the story of Ölverk, and our own special brewing process as the  Each guest gets to taste four different Ölverk beers during their tour. Our traditional brewery tour lasts 30-40 minutes and needs to be booked in advance.
Friðheimar
Food Experience In Friðheimar we create a pleasant Food Experience for our guests where lunch is enjoyed among the tomato plants, as the restaurant is located inside the greenhouse. Enjoy the special experience of entering a greenhouse with its fragrant tomato plants – and then sitting down to a feast of the famous and delicious Friðheimar‘s tomato based cousine – with tomato plants all around. Some would also like to raise a glass of tomato schnapps!  Visitors can also buy delicious food souvenirs such as tomato jam, cucumber salsa and tomato drink. Everything homemade. We recommend to book a table in advance through email (fridheimar@fridheimar.is) or phone (+354 486 8894)    Greenhouse visit and a Horse show or Visit to the stable We also offer a Greenhouse Visit where guests are informed how Icelanders are able to grow vegetables the whole year around with help from the nature!  A Horse show or Visit to the stable is available where the history and gates of the Icelandic horse is introduced in a light and professional way in a nice environment. After the show our guests are welcome to the stable where they can meet the horses, take pictures and talk to the riders.  Friðheimar is a farm operated by an Icelandic family who is breeding Icelandic horses and growing vegetables all year around with help from the nature. A visit to Friðheimar is in perfect harmony with the Golden Circle route and is a great entertainment for all age groups and specially people that are curious about family farm life in Iceland.  Please notice that the Greenhouse visit and Horse show/Visit to the stable need to be booked in advance through email (fridheimar@fridheimar.is) or phone (+354 486 8894)  
Flúðasveppir Farmers Bistro
 WE SERVE WHAT WE GROW   Flúðasveppir is the only mushroom farm in Iceland, located in Flúðir only 2km from the secret lagoon and in the middle of the Golden Circle. We also own one of the biggest horticulture farm in Iceland called Flúða-Jörfi. In our restaurant Farmers Bistro, which is located in the mushroom farm, we present the fascinating world of the mushroom and horticulture farm. WE SERVE WHAT WE GROW Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of food knowledge, tradition and geographical origin of the food. For pre-booked groups (+10) we offer tours of the mushroom farm. booking: booking@farmersbistro.is   Opening hours: Everyday 12:00-17:00 Give us a call at +354 519 0808 or visit our web site www.farmersbistro.is For booking: booking@farmersbistro.is

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