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Iceland Culture

  • Signpost near Hallormsstaour
  • Turf House in Keldur
  • Rolled Silage Bales in a Meadow
  • Scenic View of the Small Town of Seydisfjordur in East Iceland
  • Large Glacier in Iceland
  • Solfar Suncraft in Reykjavik
  • Old Small Graveyard at Vidimyri Church

Social Conventions

The people of Iceland can seem quite reserved, yet they are very friendly. Icelanders are incredibly proud of their Viking heritage and language and strive to preserve their traditions.  There is a high degree of gender equality in the country, with many women holding prominent positions in society. Reykjavík is a cultural hub hosting many theatres, art galleries, cinemas, museums, and more. Icelandic people are known by their first names, with surnames combining their father’s name with “son” or “daughter” added.



Icelandic is the official language of Iceland. However, English is widely understood and spoken.



The Church of Iceland, which follows the Lutheran faith, is the largest religion in Iceland.  Roman Catholicism is the largest non-Lutheran faith in the country, but it has a small minority following.



Iceland Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Iceland.

Learn about the history and culture of Iceland, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Iceland's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Iceland for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Iceland tours today!



UK & Europe by Goway is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Iceland tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, self-drive toursmotorcoach toursindependent travel modules, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Iceland.

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