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Taste of Iceland Washington, D.C.

Taste of Iceland Washington, D.C.

Taste of Iceland will be in Washington, D.C., March 8-9. Enjoy the best of Icelandic food, beverages, music, design, crime fiction, and wellness during Iceland's premier cultural festival.

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The first stop of the 2024 Taste of Iceland North American tour will be in Washington, D.C. March 8-9.

A full-on Icelandic Culture Festival

Experience some of the best Iceland has to offer.

Taste of Iceland is on tour and making its first stop in D.C. on March 8-9. During the two-day festival, Washingtonians can transport themselves to Iceland through a series of events inspired by and in celebration of Icelandic culture through food, crime fiction, music, design, books, and more.

Taste of Iceland will host two-day events with local businesses in Washington, D.C., and official partners, including Brasserie Beck, Eaton DC, Songbyrd, and Wild Days.

Friday, March 8

Taste of Iceland Seattle Chef Bjarki Snær

Icelandic menu at Brasserie Beck

From 4:00–9:45 PM

8 - 9 Mar

Icelandic Chef Bjarki Snær Þorsteinsson, in collaboration with Brasserie Beck's Chef Brian McBride, will prepare a pop-up menu inspired by Icelandic ingredients and flavors.

Pizza Time with Flétta and Ýrúrarí

Pizza Time with Flétta and Ýrúrarí

4-6 PM

8 Mar

A family-friendly design event with Icelandic Design Awards winners Flétta and Ýrúrarí and their "2023 Project of the Year," Pizza Time co-presented with visual arts organization Transformer.

Icelandair plane flying over Iceland

Icelandair Wheel of Prizes

See event start times

8 - 9 Mar

Several lucky event attendees will have an opportunity to spin Icelandair's Wheel of Prizes for a chance to win a trip to Iceland or luxury items from some of Iceland's best brands.

Reyka Vodka cocktails

Icelandic Cocktail Class with Reyka Vodka

5-7 PM

8 Mar

A two-hour Icelandic Cocktail Class with Reyka Vodka’s brand ambassador and mixologist Jeff Naples.

Saturday, March 9

Jósa Goodlife

Elemental Sound Bath and Breakfast Bar

11 AM

9 Mar

With Blue Lagoon Iceland and Icelandic Provisions. Escape for an hour of peace and meditation with Jósa Goodlife.

Reykjavík book cover

Iceland’s Crime Fiction Royalty

1:00 PM

9 Mar

A conversation with Ragnar Jónasson and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

Chef Haflidi Halldorsson preparing a meal.

Taste of Iceland Cooking Class

2–4 PM

9 Mar

Chefs Haflidi Halldorsson and Bjarki Snaer Thorsteinsson will present and teach how to prepare the main ingredients on the Taste of Iceland menu.

Icelandair plane flying over Iceland

Icelandair Wheel of Prizes

See event start times

8 - 9 Mar

Several lucky event attendees will have an opportunity to spin Icelandair's Wheel of Prizes for a chance to win a trip to Iceland or luxury items from some of Iceland's best brands.

Picture of geologist Helga Kristin Torfadottir with a camera

Icelandia Presents: Geology with Helga

3:00 PM

9 Mar

Volcanologist Helga will share some of her stunning imagery and know-how about Iceland's fascinating geology and current seismic activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Don't miss the Icelandia virtual reality experiences at the event.

Taste of Iceland Seattle Chef Bjarki Snær

Icelandic menu at Brasserie Beck

From 4:00–9:45 PM

8 - 9 Mar

Icelandic Chef Bjarki Snær Þorsteinsson, in collaboration with Brasserie Beck's Chef Brian McBride, will prepare a pop-up menu inspired by Icelandic ingredients and flavors.

Icelandair plane flying over Iceland

Icelandair Wheel of Prizes

See event start times

8 - 9 Mar

Several lucky event attendees will have an opportunity to spin Icelandair's Wheel of Prizes for a chance to win a trip to Iceland or luxury items from some of Iceland's best brands.

The punk band GRÓA playing at Taste of Iceland in 2023.

Reykjavik Presents: Iceland Airwaves Off-Venue

7-11 PM

9 Mar

Enjoy a free concert at Songbyrd with a lineup curated by Iceland Airwaves and featuring Icelandic artists Axel Flóvent, JFDR, and GRÓA.

Taste of Iceland

Taste of Iceland is an annual event celebrating Icelandic culture across North America. With food tastings, film screenings, concerts, and more, attendees can experience a taste of Iceland closer to home.

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