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How to Become Icelandic in 60 Minutes

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Fantastic show

A fantastic, comedy look at the Icelandic people and how they see visiting nations, through how... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Laughing for an hour is hard on the body

I had been in town for a couple of days so I knew several of the "points" being made were based in... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Crystal W
Collierville, Tennessee
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How To Become Icelandic In 60 Minutes teaches you everything you need to know about being icelandic in just one hour. You walk out of the theatre 100% Icelandic.The show is much more than a stand up comedy. It is a hillarious, incisive and visual...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 528 5050
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fantastic, comedy look at the Icelandic people and how they see visiting nations, through how they walk and talk to horse riding. A thoroughly enjoyable hour, our northern lights tour had been cancelled due tot he weather so going to this show was a...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2018

I had been in town for a couple of days so I knew several of the "points" being made were based in truth. Still it was a hilarious show and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good time. Be prepared the gift...More

Thank Crystal W
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A very popular show that is well done in the span of 60 minutes. Good for an evening of relaxation. Located in the HARPA. Easy to get to from City Center and reasonable priced.

Thank tom646
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We laughed the entire hour. It was information-filled, laughter packed evening, as only and Icelander could tell it. The show was a tad bit on the crude side and I say this only to warn some who may be offended by some types of humor...More

1  Thank Coastal253429
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This show is an amusing way to learn about Icelandic history and laugh at our worldwide cultural differences. The one-person show is worth the ticket price, and it only lasts one hour—the perfect length. Consider it at the very beginning of your trip to learn...More

Thank TravelerACJ
Reviewed 7 August 2018

In one hour Bjarni Haukur Thorsson reveals a number of traits that make Icelanders who they are. All in English and so well presented especially when you think that although all the audience speak/understand English, humour may not translate. Bjarni managed to have all laughing...More

1  Thank DAW_Surrey
Reviewed 5 August 2018

If you are looking for something fun to do one evening in Reykjavik this is a great option. The gentleman who hosted our show was superb (attended Aug 1). I believe they rotate performers. I would suggest going to the performance after you have spent...More

3  Thank HENssl
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Bjarni Haukur Thorsson is a funny funny man. My paternal lineage is Icelandic but not until now have I felt the connection after being indoctrinated in a few easy lessons. Well worth the money (about 42 US) and Harpa is a great venue.

1  Thank jlhamlett1
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We went to How to Become Icelandic on our 2nd night in Iceland and it was a great way to kick off our visit. It helped open our eyes to Icelandic culture in a fun and very smart way. We had already experienced the baths,...More

1  Thank bluesmurf033078
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This one-hour, one-man show at the Harpa Concert Hall is a terrific introduction to Icelandic people and culture for the international tourist. We really saw Icelanders who walked, talked, and gave directions like the performer told us. We got our first exposure to "thetta reddast"...More

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23 May 2018|
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Response from YorkLadytraveller | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are easily obtained via the website however having checked your dates I don’t think it is on then. I cannot paste a link as this App does not allow characters.
Ceilidh S
5 March 2018|
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Hello. Thank you for your mail. Yes, there is first come, first served and no seats are assigned. It is a medium sized theater so you will see very well wherever you sit. Many thanks!
6 March 2017|
Response from Cynderella43 | Reviewed this property |
The cost is about 42 US dollars. The show is definitely WORTH IT! We loved it. I don't know about group rates or discounts, but you can always ask.