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Terrific experience to start our visit to Iceland!

After reading a review about Meet the Natives, my adult daughter and I scheduled the evening... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2019
Max S
Dinner With Lessons in the Icelandic Language and Culture

If you are looking for an authentic and personal experience The Tin Can Factory is a great... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
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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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Reviewed June 26, 2019

After reading a review about Meet the Natives, my adult daughter and I scheduled the evening dinner/class to take place upon our arrival to Iceland and were so glad we did. What a terrific opportunity to learn about the culture, history and language of Iceland,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic and personal experience The Tin Can Factory is a great investment of time and money. Our family group -11 of us aged 17-63--thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at The Tin Can Factory. Gigja and Egill entertained us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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torange49079
March 5, 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
August 12, 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
June 18, 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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