Over the weekend Torontonians were transported across the ocean and into the land of fire and ice! The tourism industry was hit hard throughout the pandemic and it’s time we begin remembering what’s out there in the world beyond The 6ix. For the 10th year, The Taste of Iceland festival took place here in Toronto and it was a blast! From skating, Icelandic eats and even a sound bath, the weekend was full of Icelandic adventure!
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Taste of Iceland
The Taste of Iceland festival took place in Toronto from December 2-5 and was full of complimentary events. Hundreds of Torontonians came out to brave the cold over the weekend and immerse themselves in Icelandic music, literature, dance, skating and more! Someone even won a trip to Iceland for two!
Each year a film screening and the concert, Reykjavik Calling, can be expected but this year there were plenty of new exciting events! I had the pleasure of attending the Elemental Sound Bath which was an amazing experience! I would call myself a seasoned sound bath attendee but this bath was very unique. The elements were used as the focal sounds which is VERY fitting for Iceland! During my time in Iceland I was constantly stunned by the vast beauty from rolling mountains to glaciers, volcanoes, guizers and waterfalls. You really do experience the four elements on an amplified scale in Iceland and this sound bath translated that very well.
Torontonians were blessed by music from Hermigervill, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and active part of the Reykjavík DJ scene, while they were skating at the Harbourfront Centre Rink! On Sunday, attendees of the authors discussion for the Christmas book avalanche, received the book “On Time and Water” by Icelandic Author and Filmmaker Andri Snær Magnason!
For more information on Taste of Iceland, click here!