Southern Iceland is one of the most popular regions for locals and tourists due to the closeness to the capital Reykjavík. Last year we shared one of our adventures on the south coast of Iceland. We created A Guide around the South Coast, where we visited the Black Sand Beach, Sólheimajökull, Seljalandsfoss, Thingvellir, and ended in Vik. This time we visited new and different places also in the Southern Region of Iceland, but just a little bit less popular.
1 – Farmers Bistro (Flúðasveppir)
Are you a mushroom fan? If your answer is yes, then you are going to go nuts with this place. Located very close to the Secret Lagoon in Flúðir, this bistro follows the motto “we serve what we grow,” so you can imagine how fresh everything is. Start your trip by stopping at this place for lunch. It opens every day from noon to 5 pm. If you are a big group of 10+, please pre-book.
Flúðasveppir is not only a restaurant. It is a mushroom farm run by a family, and it has one of the most extensive horticulture sections in Iceland. The mushrooms produced here are white, and chestnut mushrooms, and they also grow bell-peppers and tomatoes in other greenhouses. It is not surprising that they also grow other vegetables like cabbage, kale, and carrots. Enjoy a great meal with mushroom soup from the gourmet buffet and other delicacies on the menu.
2 – Flúðir Camping
Flúðir offers a great camping site. During the summer you will find that one of the best places to be is Flúðir. The campsite is very close to the center of the town where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and the swimming pool.