Icelandic tomatoes a big hit at Reiseliv Travel Fair

Icelandic tomatoes

PromoteIceland participated in the Reiseliv International Travel Fair, held in Norway last weekend. Six Icelandic companies joined PromoteIceland in the Icelandic booth.

The Icelandic booth at Reiseliv International Travel Fair in Oslo

A major event in the prosperous Norwegian market, the Reseliv travel fair attracted over 40 thousand travel enthusiasts this year. Iceland got a lot of interest from guest trying out among other things Icelandic food products. The Icelandic tomatoes were most popular among the guests, who were surprised to learn that tomatoes are grown in the nordic island.

The tomatoes and various other vegetables and fruits are grown in green-houses around Iceland, heated by geothermal energy and illuminated with hydroelectric power in the dark winter months.

The Icelandic companies that participated this year were Reykjavík Excursions, Iceland Travel, Reykjanes Detox Health Center, Seatours, Isak and the Icelandic SagaTrail Association.

Photos by Stormz and Íslandsstofa

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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