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10 Nov 2021

Inspired by Iceland

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Taste of Iceland returns to Toronto December 2-5

Taste of Iceland returns to Toronto December 2-5

The famous festival celebrating Iceland's culture is back in Toronto!

Harbourfront Centre DJ skate night (Photo: Harbourfront centre)

The best of Iceland in four days

Immerse into Icelandic culture during events that include cocktails, film, literature, music, and prizes that offer a trip to Iceland!

Taste of Iceland returns to Toronto! This year we are bringing a four-day festival with a full roster of complimentary events. These include the annual Reykjavík Calling concert, a film screening, and literature round table on one of Iceland's most beloved holiday traditions — the Christmas book avalanche (Icelandic: Jólabókaflóð).

The events will be spread across different venues, offering something for everyone to experience a piece of Iceland.

This year we are excited to introduce a few new elements. Attendees will be able to rejuvenate with an elemental Sound Bath, skate the night away during a DJ skate set, and spin Icelandair's Wheel of Prizes for the chance to win a trip to Iceland and other artisan crafts, beauty products, and Icelandic delicacies.  

All of the events are free and follow the first-come, first-serve policy. However, if you RSVP to our Facebook event, you'll get all the updates and information before each event. Due to Covid regulations, we also ask you to fill out the pre-registration form on each event page.

Check out the schedule below, and we sincerely hope to see you there!

Taste of Iceland events

Reykjavík Calling 2 December, 8 pm.

Vök, an Icelandic dream pop and indietronic group, and Singer-songwriter Árný Margrét from the Westfjords of Iceland take the stage alongside Toronto’s alt-rock Omhouse for the annual Reykjavík Calling Concert, curated by Iceland Airwaves, at El Mocambo. Entry is limited to attendees 19+.

The Hero's Journey to the Third Pole film screening, 3 December, 7 pm.

Taste of Iceland Toronto screens "The Hero's Journey to the Third Pole - a Bipolar Musical Documentary with Elephants" directed by Andri Snær Magnason and Anní Ólafsdóttir. Following the screening, attendees will hear directly from filmmaker Andri Snær Magnason during a Q&A moderated by Steve Gravestock, senior programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and author of A History of Icelandic Film.

Elemental Sound Bath, 4 December, 10 am.

Join Icelandic healer Jósa Goodlife for an hour of inner peace and meditation.

Music on Ice-Land, 4 December, 8-10 pm.

Lace-up your skates and get your groove on with Icelandic DJ Hermigervill at the Harbourfront Centre Rink. Icelandic bartender Tóta will be serving complimentary and innovative Reyka Vodka cocktails throughout the evening for attendees 19+. (BYOS—Bring Your Own Skates, or rent them at the Harbourfront Centre)

Jólabókaflóð, 5 December, 2 pm.

Join two Canadian and two Icelandic writers as they discuss the custom of Jólabókaflóð (Christmas book avalanche) and if there is a similar tradition in Canada. 

This article was written by Inspired by Iceland

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