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Great intro to Iceland!

We had a wonderful experience learning about the language and culture of this fabulous country... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Nandita24
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New York City, New York
Great cultural and learning experience!

Even though it was only myself in the class, they did not cancel it and I was so glad! I spent an... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Carol927
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Lockport, Illinois
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Meet the Natives! Language, culture, history, food and fun! Three hours of entertainment a good refreshment for mind and body! Learn about the Icelandic language, the Alphabet and phrases and get to know more about about Iceland, history, culture...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Borgartun 1, Reykjavik 105, Iceland
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had a wonderful experience learning about the language and culture of this fabulous country. Since it was our first trip to Iceland and quite early in our stay, our language/culture lesson helped us decipher the street names and understand more about the history of...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Even though it was only myself in the class, they did not cancel it and I was so glad! I spent an amazing evening with Gigja learning about the culture, language and foods of Iceland. Starting with a delicious tea, followed by some appetizers that...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A slightly odd (probably because there was just the 3 of us on this occasion) but very interesting and tasty way to spend an afternoon. We were taught about Icelandic history, culture and language by Egill and then his wife, Gigja, introduced us to some...More

Thank rzandc
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

When we arrived on day 1 tours were all gone due to timing of arrival. After browsing the offering I found this cooking / culture / language class. We did not regret - on the contrary, the class is run by a husband and wife...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We very much enjoyed the lesson about islandic culture and food. Egill and Gigja did a fantastic job at sharing the history, traditions, language, and food of Iceland with us! We highly recommend this to everyone who is going to Iceland.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

What a wonderful way to spend an evening! We have been to Reykjavik several times, but this evening was probably about the best outing we've experienced there. Our hosts were warm and generous; the food is simple but amazingly flavorful and filling. We learned a...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We spent an afternoon at the Tin Can the day after we arrived in Reykjavik as an introduction to Icelandic culture, food, and language. It was a totally enjoyable experience in which we learned some basic Icelandic phrases and pronunciation. We also enjoyed traditional foods...More

Thank Konacontent
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We wanted to eat, drink and chat with real Icelanders. This experience was way more than that. With Egill and Gigja we knew more about Iceland, its history, traditions and language. The teaching portion was nicely done on a power point presentation. We were also...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to do small local tours and not the big coach trips with 40 other people. This, as was my hike, was just perfect! The Tin Can factory is located almost next door to where president Reagan and Gorbachev had their summit meeting...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Egill and Gigja were wonderful, welcoming hosts who taught us a lot about Islandic culture, language, name formation, and food. I don't want to spoil the surprises of the visit, except to say we are using our new skill which Gigja taught us, and are...More

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torange49079
6 March 2018|
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Response from GigjaSvavars | Property representative |
Hi! The price, 12,900 ISK, translates to around 129 USD at the current exchange rate and each session is about 3 hours.
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jzerres
13 August 2017|
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Response from GigjaSvavars | Property representative |
HI! We have as many pancakes as you can eat, both of you! :) But for kids - and eating, if they don´t like the Icelandic lamb-soup, then the Day-event at 13:00 is perhaps more to eat for them, it is a buffet of bread and... More
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Lyndilou69
19 June 2017|
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Response from J_in_WA | Reviewed this property |
Hahaaa, that's funny about what you said re children in England. I was raised there and know what you mean. I'm sure your children would be welcome. There is some learning about the culture and language. Which I loved! If... More
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