In North America Mar 04–08, 2016

Taste of Iceland in Boston 2016

Experience Icelandic food, music, film and more at this action-packed cultural event from March 4 - 7!

Thanks to all who attended Taste of Iceland in Boston 2016! Stay tuned for next year’s events!

Taste of Iceland returns to Boston March 4-7 to celebrate various aspects of Icelandic culture. Bostonians will have the opportunity to experience authentic Icelandic cuisine, rock out at the famed Reykjavik Calling concert, view and discuss Icelandic film, learn how Iceland’s inspiring writers around the world and more during this four-day festival. RSVP on Facebook, join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @IcelandNatural with #TasteofIceland and keep checking this page for updated information.

Taste of Iceland in Boston

Icelandic Menu at The Merchant | March 4-7
Icelandic chef Thrainn Freyr Vigfússon, head chef at Blue Lagoon’s LAVA Restaurant, will fly to Boston to collaborate with American chef Matt Foley, Executive Chef at The Merchant. Thrainn has won numerous awards and is currently the coach of the Icelandic Culinary Team. Known for his innovative approach and talent, Thrainn is a leading authority in Iceland’s culinary world. He was named Icelandic Chef of the Year in 2007 and was awarded the silver medal for Scandinavian Chef of the Year in 2009. He will bring Icelandic cuisine to The Merchant’s kitchen and work with Foley to create a cohesive (and delicious!) menu. Signature Reyka Vodka and Brennivin cocktails will be served; view the drink menu here!

Reykjavik Calling

Reykjavik Calling | March 5
​Taste of Iceland’s famous Reykjavik Calling concert returns to The Middle East on Saturday, March 5. This year’s lineup features Icelandic bands Axel Flóvent and Ceasetone, with additional performances by local bands Adam Ezra Group and Nemes. Reykjavik Calling in Boston is sponsored by WERS and Iceland Naturally. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 21+.

Rock in Reykjavik

Screening of Icelandic Film “Rokk í Reykjavik” (Rock in Reykjavik) | March 6
Join Iceland Naturally for a screening of Rokk í Reykjavik, a documentary that explores the expanding rock scene in Iceland. The film features a variety of performances and interviews with well-known rock stars from 1981-1982. The screening at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge is first-come, first-served. Afterward, join Sigtryggur Baldursson, managing director of the Iceland Music Export, for a Q & A session to learn more about the film and the current music scene in Iceland.

The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff: Why Iceland Inspires Us to Put Pen to Paper | March 5
This literary event celebrates Iceland’s robust storytelling culture with a discussion lead by Eliza Reid, a Reykjavik-based writer and editor who helped found the Iceland Writers Retreat, an annual gathering for published and aspiring writers. Iceland is one of the most popular destinations for creative minds, and Reid will focus her talk on what makes Iceland so inspirational for lovers of the written word. Attendees can learn about, discuss and purchase novels from highly-acclaimed Icelandic authorsAttend The Write Stuff and share your experiences from the event using #TasteofIceland and #IcelandWriters for the chance to win a signed copy of Bloodhoof!

About Taste of Iceland
Taste of Iceland in Boston is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Visit Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial, Promote Iceland, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Iceland Airwaves, The Merchant, The Middle East, WERS and Brattle Theatre.

About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, services, products and culture of Iceland. Through events, promotions, and online marketing initiatives, Iceland Naturally introduces Iceland’s creativity and natural wonders to North Americans. The group is comprised of Icelandair, Icelandic Group, Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland.