Thorri or Þorri as we call it in Icelandic is the name of the fourth winter month in the Old Norse calendar. During this month there was usually a blót or a sacrifice combined with a festival, to satisfy the god and ensure the return of summer. The name Þorri is a legendary Nordic King and it is celebrated all around the country with a big festival called Þorrablót. It is traditional to eat some old-fashioned Icelandic food and wash it down with some Brennivín also known as Black Death, a potent schnapps typically bottled at 40% ABV. The food menu consists of very unusual delicacies, these will include for example Singed Sheep Head ‘’Svið’’, Pickled Ram’s Testicles ‘’Súrsaðir Hrútspungar’’, Blood-Suet ‘’Blóðmör’’, Fermented Shark ‘’Shark’’, Dried Fish ‘’Harðfiskur’’ and more. After the feast dinner, traditional songs and storytelling are accompanied by dancing ending in a true Icelandic style until the early hours of the morning.
Mid January - Mid February