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How to Become Icelandic in 60 Minutes

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Very Funny and very clever

In one hour Bjarni Haukur Thorsson reveals a number of traits that make Icelanders who they are... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Surrey, United Kingdom

If you are looking for something fun to do one evening in Reykjavik this is a great option. The... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Houston, Texas
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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 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

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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

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I very much enjoyed this one-man show. It was funny and off the beaten path. I would definitely recommend this show to people traveling to Iceland.

Thank jac222018
Reviewed 5 June 2018

It's a little off-color but not too bad. Maybe not suitable for little kids, but anyone over 13 will get something out of the show. The presenter has the material down pat, and it gives you an overview of Icelandic attitudes and customs. Good way...More

Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed the show. Yes it is about stereotypes so you have to accept that from the start. However the delivery is first class, the guy moves and do all sort of noises and accents that entertained us every minute. We...More

Thank AlainrlgMelbourne
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Of course, this show is going to make fun of people, mostly Icelandics, though no nationality was safe. And like most humor some things are exaggerated for humor sake. Our group of 4 people ranging from 26 yrs. old to 66 yrs. old enjoyed it....More

Thank firebug1087
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This show was terrible! My girlfriend suggested we go as it had such great ratings on the literature and from the staff in the concert hall. Unfortunately it was the worst piece of live comedy (if you can call it that) I’ve ever witnessed, hence...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.
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.