Eden To Return - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Eden To Return

Published August 1, 2015

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The legendary roadside attraction Eden, which burned down just four years ago, will return in a slightly newer form.

Vísir reports that the town council of Hveragerði, where Eden was located, will be re-built. In its place, a multi-use facility – replete with the greenhouse Eden was famous for – will be constructed, to be named the Eden Geothermal Centre.

The facility is expected to cover 2,500 square metres, 800 of which will be used for a “tropical greenhouse”.

For those who missed the original Eden, this was a roadside restaurant-cum-greenhouse where you could get a soft serve ice cream, or a hot dog, and take your time exploring the sprawling greenhouse (shown above). The greenhouse featured many plant species foreign to Iceland, and it was a popular stop for families on the road after a long drive.

The expected completion of the Eden Geothermal Centre has not yet been decided, as plans are still being completely formalised.

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