Arts & Culture in Iceland
Iceland’s unique nature, closely-knit population, and enterprising spirit have all contributed to a dynamic, original cultural scene. From the ancient sagas to award-winning films, Icelanders are a generally writing, acting, composing, designing, painting, sculpting, and all-round creating bunch. Many locals have “creative” professions and of those who don’t, many sing in a choir, play an instrument, write poetry, design clothing, knit, or have another vent for their creative energy.
- Here you'll get a sneak-peek into Iceland's cultural scene.
Arts and Culture in Iceland
For a population of 360,000 people, Iceland has an enormous creative output. Remarkably, this creativity is not limited to one scene, but is thriving and prolific in many disciplines. Some of the most innovative contemporary artists hail from Iceland - and this has not gone unnoticed.
Iceland for Kids
Water and snow, sticks and stones, beaches and baths – Iceland is one big playground for the little people.
Introduction to the Icelandic Language
Ever struggled to find a word describing “heavy snowfall with large flakes occurring in calm wind”? It’s hundslappadrífa.
Eleven Outdoor Art Installations to Look For in Iceland
The empty island of Viðey has at least one, and so does the quiet valley of Selárdalur: Outdoor art installations are where you least expect them and a testimony to an art scene shaped by the landscape it thrives in.
The Museums of the Westfjords
While exploring the Westfjords, one very quickly gets the feeling, that there is a certain je-ne-sai-quoi about this region, that is hard to grasp. The museums and exhibitions in the Westfjords will help you to understand the past and present of this magical part of Iceland.
The ultimate Lopapeysa guide
The Icelandic lopapeysa is more than just a pretty souvenir: it’s a lifesaver in Icelandic temperatures, a truthful companion on all travels and outdoor adventures, a sustainable piece of clothing that lasts for a very long time, and finally, a stunning must-have piece, that always looks good.