Host: Bergthor and Albert

Reykjavik, Iceland

USD
$78-$174 per person

Traditional Icelandic Cuisine in Central Reykjavik

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Street food tour

Meet Bergthor and Albert

Albert and Bergthor are an absolutely delightful couple living in central Reykjavik. Two art and music lovers, Bergthor is a professional opera singer who is also a talented artist - ask him to show you the original art that is the basis for the wall tapestry he created. Albert is the cook in the family, he went to culinary school and worked in restaurants for years before changing careers and becoming a professional hair stylist. Albert prepares beautiful dishes that are inspired by the traditional homestyle cooking he grew up with. Enjoy elegantly plated dishes in their apartment just off of Reykjavik's main shopping street. Albert might treat you to a singing performance on his beautiful grand piano! Ask about both of their amazing backgrounds - from Bergthor's book (a guide to etiquette) to Albert's museum that he created in northeastern Iceland on the history of French fisherman in Iceland.

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-18 guests) Join Bergthor and Albert for an three-course meal of traditional Icelandic dishes in their elegantly appointed apartment. Your meal will be prepared by Albert, the cook in the family. Enjoy a plated first course of lax (salmon) topped with a mustard-spiced mixture of leeks and breadcrumbs, or a traditional Icelandic salted cod dish that is prepared over 24 hours. Your first course will be followed by a "amma style" roasted lamb ("Grandma's" lamb from the mountains of Iceland), served with caramelized potatoes (sykurbrúnadar kartfolur) and salad with pomegranates or other seasonal fruit. For dessert enjoy "skyr terta" an Icelandic yogurt cake, or Albert’s Rhubarb “Pie” in the summer months - Albert’s mother’s recipe that he made every day for 10 years in his coffee shop.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Learn to make a first course of an Icelandic fish dish, which might be either a baked salmon or traditional salted cod dish. You will also learn to make sykurbrúnadar kartfolur, a traditional Icelandic dish of caramelized potatoes (which will be served with a lamb dish, prepared in advance by your hosts) and a dessert. Enjoy your meal in Albert and Bergthor's elegant dining room.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) You will meet at Sandholt bakery (Albert and Bergthor’s favorite bakery), followed by a visit to their local cheese shop along with a few of their other favorite local shops.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Salmon with mustard, leeks and breadcrumbs
  • Roasted mountain lamb
  • Caramelized pan-roasted potatoes
  • Fresh greens with pomegranate seeds
  • Albert's rhubarb pie
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Bergthor and Albert

$78-$174 USD

per person
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Exact pricing depends on experience and will be shown before booking

Meet Bergthor and Albert

Albert and Bergthor are an absolutely delightful couple living in central Reykjavik. Two art and music lovers, Bergthor is a professional opera singer who is also a talented artist - ask him to show you the original art that is the basis for the wall tapestry he created. Albert is the cook in the family, he went to culinary school and worked in restaurants for years before changing careers and becoming a professional hair stylist. Albert prepares beautiful dishes that are inspired by the traditional homestyle cooking he grew up with. Enjoy elegantly plated dishes in their apartment just off of Reykjavik's main shopping street. Albert might treat you to a singing performance on his beautiful grand piano! Ask about both of their amazing backgrounds - from Bergthor's book (a guide to etiquette) to Albert's museum that he created in northeastern Iceland on the history of French fisherman in Iceland.

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-18 guests) Join Bergthor and Albert for an three-course meal of traditional Icelandic dishes in their elegantly appointed apartment. Your meal will be prepared by Albert, the cook in the family. Enjoy a plated first course of lax (salmon) topped with a mustard-spiced mixture of leeks and breadcrumbs, or a traditional Icelandic salted cod dish that is prepared over 24 hours. Your first course will be followed by a "amma style" roasted lamb ("Grandma's" lamb from the mountains of Iceland), served with caramelized potatoes (sykurbrúnadar kartfolur) and salad with pomegranates or other seasonal fruit. For dessert enjoy "skyr terta" an Icelandic yogurt cake, or Albert’s Rhubarb “Pie” in the summer months - Albert’s mother’s recipe that he made every day for 10 years in his coffee shop.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Learn to make a first course of an Icelandic fish dish, which might be either a baked salmon or traditional salted cod dish. You will also learn to make sykurbrúnadar kartfolur, a traditional Icelandic dish of caramelized potatoes (which will be served with a lamb dish, prepared in advance by your hosts) and a dessert. Enjoy your meal in Albert and Bergthor's elegant dining room.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) You will meet at Sandholt bakery (Albert and Bergthor’s favorite bakery), followed by a visit to their local cheese shop along with a few of their other favorite local shops.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Salmon with mustard, leeks and breadcrumbs
  • Roasted mountain lamb
  • Caramelized pan-roasted potatoes
  • Fresh greens with pomegranate seeds
  • Albert's rhubarb pie
Pricing
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$148 $82 $78
Cooking Experience + Meal
$156 $92 $86
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$174 $112 $104
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm 4:00pm-9:00pm
Host Contact
  • You can message your host directly once you've made your booking
  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation