The Icelandic people are of Scandinavian origin, originally predominately Norwegian. Generally they are exceptionally friendly, highly educated, sophisticated, attractive, honest and very modern. They are outgoing and quick to adapt new trends and technology.
Icelanders welcome the opportunity to meet people from other cultures and countries so you shouldn't be shy about approaching them and strike up a conversation. They mostly welcome the opportunity. Most Icelanders speak fluent English and they are not shy about it. In fact, many speak more than one foreign language and appreciate the opportunity and practice.
Icelanders as a nation have a special bond with nature, it has formed the Icelandic society in so many ways through out the centuries. The ability to seize an opportunity and react on it can easily be tied to a simple thing as the weather. The weather changes fast and often in Iceland. This meant that the way of life was dependent on such basic knowledge as the bare elements.
Also traveling around in the country it is easy to see where the amazing storytelling of elves, trolls and unnatural beings such as ghosts came from. The rugged lava fields and mountain formations are natural muses for vivid imaginations and a favorite past time such as storytelling.
Icelandic is a Teutonic language ofthe Nordic group. It is believed to have changed little from the original tongue spoken by the Norse settlers. English is widely spoken and understood. Icelandic has two letters of its own: Þ/þ pronounced like th in "thing" and Ð/ð pronounced like th in"them."