800 vegetable gardens for the residents of Reykjavik

The city of Reykjavik rents out 800 vegetable gardens to the residents of Reykjavik in seven different areas spread over the greater capital area. In addition to this, the Horticultural Society of Iceland also rents out gardens in two different areas.

Reykjavik boasts of more living quarters with gardens than most other cities, but the vegetable gardens are intended for those who can’t grow their own vegetables at home.

Common things to grow in Icelandic vegetable gardens are potatoes, kale, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. Basically any vegetable that can grow in the relatively chilly and short Icelandic summer.

The price for renting a vegetable garden over the summer is relatively cheap, around 5000 ISK over the year.


USD USD 107.17 EUR EUR 128.35
GBP GBP 145.24 DKK DKK 17.25
NOK NOK 13.77 SEK SEK 13.46
CHF CHF 110.55 JPY JPY 0.96


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