Oct 09–12, 2014

Taste of Iceland in Seattle 2014

Experience Icelandic culture October 9 - 12.

Thank you to everyone who attended Taste of Iceland in Seattle! 

Icelandic Menu at Dahlia Lounge | October 9-12

Enjoy authentic Icelandic cuisine at Dahlia Lounge with a special menu showcasing fresh ingredients sourced directly from Iceland! Icelandic chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, head chef at Blue Lagoon’s LAVA Restaurant and the 2014 Nordic Chef of the Year, will collaborate with American chef Brock Johnson to to offer diners an unforgettable menu featuring two delicious drinks created by mixologist Amber Gephart.

WHEN: Thursday, October 9 – Sunday, October 12
WHERE: Dahlia Lounge | 2001 4th Avenue | Seattle, WA | 98121
RESERVATIONS: 206-682-4142

Reykjavik Calling Concert | October 11

In what has become an annual tradition for Seattle, the free Reykjavik Calling concert returns to Neumos for a night of unique musical collaborations between Icelandic and Seattle-area musicians! Presented by KEXP 90.3 FM, admission to the free concert is on a first-come, first-served basis. 21+

WHEN: Saturday, October 11 | 8 PM
WHERE: Neumos | 925 E Pike St | Seattle, WA | 98122

Featured Artists

Odin’s Eye Art Exhibit | October 10 – November 9

Presented by the Nordic Heritage Museum, the “Odin’s Eye” art exhibit seeks to build an inspirational bridge between Americans and Icelanders as artists visually interpret the Norse Mythology through various mediums. Participating artists include Gunnella, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, Sindri Már Sigfússon, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Lulu Yee , Derek Weisberg, Pandora Andre-Beatty and Michael Linton Simpson. The exhibit is sponsored by Icelandair Cargo and Iceland Naturally. 

WHEN: October 10 – November 9
WHERE: Nordic Heritage Museum | 3014 NW 67th St | Seattle, WA | 98117
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/717282641679128/

Reykjavik Writing Jam | October 10

Presented by Iceland Naturally, in partnership with Seattle City of Literature and Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature, Icelandic writer Bragi Ólafsson and Seattle poet and novelist Karen Finneyfrock will join together to read stories based on characters of the other’s creation. This “character jam” will be accompanied by a “zine jam” hosted by ZAPP, Seattle’s Zine Archive and Publishing Project.
Each guest who attends this event will be invited to craft their own zines of Karen and Bragi’s work with a variety of materials, and walk away with a one-of-a-kind art object.

WHEN: Friday, October 10 | 7 PM
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company | 1521 10th Ave | Seattle, WA | 98122

Nordic Eco: Steps Toward Sustainability | October 1 – November 19

The topic of Icelandic leadership in the field of geothermal and hydroelectric energy production will be discussed in-depth at the dual exhibit opening on October 1st when featured guest Árni Gunnarsson speaks on the history of the industry in Iceland. Iceland’s ability to effectively harness renewable energy sources is directly tied to Iceland’s remarkable geography. Árni’s talk links together the exhibition “Nordic Eco: Steps Towards Sustainability” with the “Elements of Power: Capturing the Icelandic Landscape” exhibition.

DATE: Wednesday, October 1 – Wednesday, November 19
TIME: Sundays 1-4 PM | Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11 AM – 3 PM
LOCATION: Pacific Lutheran University | 12180 South Park Avenue | Anderson University Center Room #100 | Tacoma, WA | 98447
SPECIAL EVENT: Guest Speaker Árni Gunnarsson, National Power Company of Iceland | Wednesday, October 1 at 7 PM

Elements of Power: Icelandic Rugs by Sigrún Lára Shanko | October 1-22

The exhibit “Elements of Power: Capturing the Icelandic Landscape” explores Icelandic glaciers, rivers, lava fields and northern lights through the medium of touchable textiles. Sigrun Lara Shanko, the featured artist, has garnered attention worldwide for her long running series of silks infused with themes from the Viking Age.

DATE: Wednesday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 22
TIME: Sundays 1-4 PM | Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11 AM – 3 PM
LOCATION: Pacific Lutheran University | 12180 South Park Avenue | Anderson University Center Room #100 | Tacoma, WA | 98447

Win A Prize By Finding Taste of Iceland’s #IcelandSecret!
We’re hiding several Icelandic secrets throughout the weekend’s Taste of Iceland events and need your help in finding them! Keep your eyes peeled at Dahlia Lounge, Neumos and elsewhere around Seattle to discover secrets about Iceland. Whenever you find a secret, share it via Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #IcelandSecret and #TasteofIceland – think of it as a digital scavenger hunt. At the end of the weekend, we’ll pick a secret sharer and send them an Icelandic prize pack! The more you share, the better your chances are of winning!

About Taste of Iceland
Taste of Iceland in Seattle is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial Water, Promote Iceland, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson, Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature, Seattle City of Literature, Nordic Heritage Museum, Pacific Lutheran University, KEXP, Neumos, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Seattle Weekly and The Stranger.

About Iceland Naturally
Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, services, products and culture of Iceland. It represents the true essence of Iceland, its creativity and spectacular natural wonders. 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.