Excellent 3-Hour Icelandic Cooking Class and Three-Course Meal in Selfoss with a Local Chef
Experience a unique food tour in Iceland by joining this excellent three-hour Icelandic cooking class and a three-course meal with a local chef. Those looking to explore Icelandic culture through their taste buds will enjoy this immersive culinary experience.
This south Iceland tour begins in the quaint town of Selfoss, 37miles (59 kilometers) from Reykjavik. Your guide will pick you up at the Tryggvaskali restaurant and take you to a 15-minute drive to reach Tonabaer, the cozy home of the local chef.
During this three-hour small group tour, you’ll learn a lot about the culture of Selfoss and South Iceland straight from a local expert. You’ll take part in cooking a classic Icelandic dinner, so bring an adventurous appetite and willingness to learn some new culinary skills.
Upon reaching Tonabaer, you’ll meet Jessica, your host for the day. She eagerly greets you by welcoming you into her countryside abode. Jessica is a fantastic chef and teacher with years of experience in traditional and modern Icelandic cuisine.
Once settled in, the chef guides you through the cuisine tour, including what you will prepare and how the cooking class works. After this introduction, you’ll know everything you need to start cooking your three-course meal. Jessica instructs while you chop, stir, and saute away in her kitchen, preparing something delicious and learning along the way.
As part of this cooking class, expect to familiarize yourself with traditional Icelandic ingredients like fish and seafood, hearty bread, lamb, yogurt, and sweet treats. The chef frequently changes the menu and components, so each experience differs from the next.
If you have any allergies, dietary restrictions, and special food requests, let Jessica know before you arrive for the tour, so she can accommodate your needs and purchase the proper supplies.
To expand your experience, you will also make an Icelandic cocktail to pair up with your food. Likewise, you’ll have the option to add a glass of wine or beer to complement the flavors of the meals.
After preparing and cooking, you’ll have a sumptuous dinner with Jessica and your small group. There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting down and enjoying the food you made yourself.
Before or after the meal, you may also go around your guide’s beautiful home. For example, Jessica has the largest Coca-Cola memorabilia collection in Iceland that you can explore. You may also play with her friendly pet dog and cat if you’re fond of animals.
Once you complete your meal and have a fun time with your host, you’ll head back to Tryggvaskali restaurant. You can add a pick-up and drop-off at Tonabaer from the restaurant for a small fee.
Enjoy the rich culture of Iceland through a food tour that will let you cook and taste a three-course meal for three hours with the help of a local expert. Check availability now by choosing a date.
What to bring
Good to know
- The maximum number of tour participants per booking is 10.
- Joiners are encouraged to inform the guide of any dietary restriction or food request before the day of the tour.
- The chef guide or host has dog and cat pets.