Let's chat with an accent!

Join us for our free Icelandic practice meet-ups Spjöllum með hreim and get to know other people who are learning too! Those weekly meet-ups are for anyone who wants to practice their Icelandic speaking skills in a friendly and relaxed environment with experienced teachers. It's always free and you don‘t need to register. Just show up!

Our program is divided into 4 different activities aimed at people with different interests and learning preferences. Have a look at our program and see what suits you best!

Chat and read in Icelandic! (lesum og spjöllum)
Our brand new Icelandic book club for people learning the language. We read together and meet once a month to discuss the content of the book, ask questions to our teacher, and chat about our impressions. This club is aimed at people with level B1-B2. The book we will start with is Árstíðir by Karítas Hrundar Pálsdóttir. We have plenty of copies available for those who would like to borrow them.

Reykjavik City Library Grófin (downtown)
Saturday September 16th | 11:30-13:30
Saturday October 14th | 11:30-13:30
Saturday November 11th | 11:30-13:30
Saturday December 9th | 11:30-13:30

Chat and craft in Icelandic! (föndrum og spjöllum)
Do you prefer to keep your hands busy while chatting? Do you learn better focusing on arts and crafts projects? Come and join us to practice Icelandic in this welcoming and zero pressure environment. We sit down, we craft, we have coffee/tea, we chat a bit. The event is aimed at beginners but all levels are welcome to join.

Reykjavik City Library Grófin (downtown)
Saturday September 30th | 11:30-13:30
Saturday October 28th | 11:30-13:30
Saturday November 25th | 11:30-13:30


Chat and explore in Icelandic! (skoðum og spjöllum)
Are you having a hard time learning sitting still? You want to walk around and chat in Icelandic while discovering cool exhibitions and cultural landmarks of Reykjavik city? We meet once a month on the ground floor of the Reykjavik City Library Grófin (downtown), take a little field trip together and get to know our city a bit better. The guided tours are in Icelandic but there will be plenty of support for you to understand!

Reykjavik City Library Grófin (downtown)
Saturday September 23rd | 11:30-13:30 
Saturday October 21st | 11:30-13:30
Saturday November 18th | 11:30-13:30
Saturday December 16th | 11:30-13:30

Chat and play in Icelandic! (spilum og spjöllum)
We chat, play different word games, solve crosswords, and have fun together! We have games for all Icelandic levels and teachers to help anybody in need or to suggest new games to play so don't be afraid to join even if you just started learning Icelandic!

Reykjavík City Library Grófin (downtown)
Saturday September 9th | 11:30 - 13:00
Saturday October 7th | 11:30 - 13:00
Saturday November 4th | 11:30 - 13:00
Saturday December 2nd | 11:30 - 13:00

Reykjavík City Library Spöngin (Grafarvogur neighbourhood) 
Saturday September 23rd | 11:30 - 13:00
Saturday October 21st | 11:30 - 13:00
Saturday November 18th | 11:30 - 13:00
Saturday December 16th | 11:30 - 13:00

Reykjavík City Library Kringlan (1st floor, next to the City Theatre) 
Thursday September 14th | 10:30 - 12:30
Thursday October 12th | 10:30 - 12:30 
Thursday November 9th | 10:30 - 12:30
Thursday December 7th | 10:30 - 12:30

We have great Icelandic instructors hosting our gatherings to help anybody in need, suggest new games to play or new topics to talk about! Get to know who they are HERE.

Saga Jen Zhang is a regular guest at Chat and Play and says it's a great way to learn Icelandic and meet new friends. Read more about her experience HERE 
Garance Merholz also shared her thoughts with us! Read her interview HERE.

This program is supported by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour and by Landsbankinn.

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For further information:
Martyna Karolina Daniel, intercultural specialist

Hildur Björgvinsdóttir, project manager of events and education