From $206 per person

Learn local Icelandic cooking and cuisine with esteemed Reykjavik chefs followed by a dinner of your own creations!

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Price:             $206 per person; through December 31, 2016
                       $256 per person; January 1 - December 31, 2017

Departures:   2016
                       10am, through December 31; Daily
                       Closed: December 26 - 31
                       10am, January 1 - December 31; Daily except Tuesday and Saturday
                       Closed: January 1 & 3 - 13, April 16 - 17, December 24 - 26 and 31

Duration:       4 hours

Tour Code:    SE/01

The best way to get to know any country is through your taste buds, so Salt Eldhus Cooking School invites you to come and join them for some delicious fun and a chance to cook with fresh local ingredients under the supervision of their skilled instructors. The team at Salt Eldhus all work in esteemed restaurants throughout Reykjavik and welcome the opportunity to meet their customers by cooking with them instead of for them. Their emphasis is on the healthy and stylish New Nordic cuisine, with local Icelandic fish and lamb taking center stage as you learn to cook Nordic style. And for beginners, take note that Salt's cooking workshops do not require any prior culinary experience, although Salt caters to all skill levels, from gourmet cooks to novices alike.

Classes at Salt Eldhus (recently nominated as one of Europe's Top 50 cookery schools and one of the top 5 cookery schools in Scandinavia by Food and Travel Magazine) will involve you in every aspect of the art of cooking. With attentive guidance from experienced teachers and assistants, you'll prepare a three-course meal in each class, from learning to prepare a “mise-en-place”, to orchestrating a full meal and plating up your culinary creations. At the end of every class, you'll dine together with your classmates and savor the delicious meal you've created together. You'll also receive a recipe folder as a gift once your visit is over - a great reminder of your time spent with Salt Eldhus.

Important: Children from ages 10 - 17 can take part in classes but must be accompanied by an adult. Children 9 years and younger are not permitted to participate. Teaching is in English (we can tell you however that Eldhus is Icelandic for kitchen!) and class sizes are kept small (a minimum of two passengers is required to guarantee tour departure), making for a more interactive setting. Please note the menu does change according to the seasons, but the freshest local ingredients are always used. 

Booking Directions

  • Click on the gold "Book Now" button above, then select your arrival date & and the number nights of Iceland, then find this add-on under 'City & Transfers' on the following screen
  • If your booking is not in conjunction with a previously booked Fly & Hotel vacation package, be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted during the booking process
  • After submitting your payment details, a confirmation will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking
  • Pre-course snacks
  • Cooking workshop in English
  • Use of apron and utensils during workshop
  • Three-course meal
  • A glass of wine during your meal
  • Souvenir recipe folder
  • Hotel transfers. Salt Eldhus is conveniently located on Þórunnartún 2, Skulatun House, 6th Floor (105 Reykjavik)
  • Includes use of all equipment needed for cooking
  • Do not wear open-toed shoes
  • Minimum 2 passengers required to guarantee tour departure
  • Long hair must be tied back during cooking
  • Children ages 10 to 17 can participate but must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 9 years and younger are not permitted to participate
  • All inquiries on change or cancellation requests must be sent to
  • Full Icelandair package terms and conditions can be found here

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