Tourists love Icelandic mushrooms

Flúðasveppir Icelandic mushrooms.

Flúðasveppir Icelandic mushrooms. Haraldur Jónasson/Hari

And no- we're not talking about the psychedelic kind but the lovely Flúðir mushrooms grown in South Iceland. Farmers Bistro is a restaurant run at the mushroom farm and offers all of the fare grown at the farm- mushroms and vegetables - as well as lamb from nearby farms. 

"It's not only a restaurant, we're also introducing customers to our products and how they are grown " say owners Emma Ragnheiður Marinósdóttir and Georg Ottóson. "How we use the geothermally heated water and so on. Its totally the opposite to a fast food restaurant."

They add that the mushrooms are extremely popular with tourists. 

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Emma Ragnheiður Marinósdóttir, second from the right, along with her ...

Emma Ragnheiður Marinósdóttir, second from the right, along with her staff at Farmers Bistro. mbl.is/Hari

The mushrooms are grown using geothermal heat.

The mushrooms are grown using geothermal heat. Haraldur Jónasson/Hari

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