Andri Kristinsson
Andri Kristinsson
Iceland

Local Culture in Iceland

Many locals argue that Iceland’s rich cultural heritage is inspired by the mystical landscape, solitude and extremes of ice and fire. Wherever inspiration is drawn from, this small country has a thriving music, art, and local food scene just to name a few.

Recommendations

Whether you’re looking for local music events, cultural events, arts or local cuisine, you will find some great options to explore in Iceland. Here we’ve collected a few articles that highlight some of the best of local culture in Iceland. We highly recommend dropping by at one of the ongoing local music events and trying the best of Icelandic local authentic food (just skip the shark).

Image - Visiting The Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur, North Iceland
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The Silver Of The Sea: Siglufjörður’s Living Dioramas
Image - Ten places you need to visit in Havana
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Ten places to visit in Havana
Image - Gourmet Restaurants and Street Food to Try in Iceland
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Where to Eat in Reykjavik Iceland (and what to order!)
Image - Friðheimar: The Perfect Golden Circle Lunch Stop
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A visit to the greenhouses of Friðheimar and a very yummy tomato soup
Image - 10 Places to Eat and Drink Incredibly Well in Reykjavik
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10 Places to Eat and Drink Incredibly Well in Reykjavik, Iceland - Food Republic
Image - 7 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Dining in Reykjavik
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Delicious Reykjavik Eats on a Budget
Image - The Best Bars for Local Craft Beer in Reykjavik
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3 places to drink local beer in Reykjavik, Iceland
Image - Family-Friendly Restaurants and Food in Iceland
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Eating in Iceland with kids: Traditional meets Bizarre
Image - Icelandic Treats to Try During Your Stay
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What to Eat in Iceland
Image - Iceland's Most Beautiful Villages
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The Top 10 Most Beautiful Towns In Iceland
Image - The Best Budget-Friendly Restaurants in Reykjavik
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Four Reykjavik Restaurants Worth Trying
Image - Where to Get the Best Coffee in Reykjavik
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5 Places for the Best Coffee in Reykjavik
Image - A Guide to Cheap Eats in Reykjavik
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Cheap Eats in Reykjavik
Image - The Most Beautiful Churches of Iceland
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The Churches of Iceland in Pictures
Image - A Guide to Traditional Icelandic Christmas Food
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Iceland Christmas Dinner — What to Buy and How to Cook it
Image - Get Inspired by Reykjavik
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Reykjavik, Iceland: Day 1
Image - Neskaupstaður: Iceland's Easternmost Town
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Far East: A Visit To Neskaupstadur
Image - Seyðisfjörður: An Adorable Town in the Eastfjords You Shouldn't Miss
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Seyðisfjörður: An Adorable Town in the Eastfjords You Shouldn't Miss
Image - Architecture & Design in Reykjavik
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Design and architecture: A guide to Reykjavik design
Image - Literature in Iceland; A Story Full of Surprises
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Iceland and Literature
Image - Four Great Day Trips Out of Reykjavik
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Get Outta Town: Stuff To Avoid Airwaves
Image - Iceland Airwaves: Things You Should Know
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Iceland Airwaves Survival Guide
Image - Five Tips to Plan a Budget Road Trip in Iceland
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Planning an Unforgettable Iceland Road Trip on a Budget
Image - Sólfarið
Image - What To Expect From the Iceland Airwaves Festival
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Visiting Iceland Airwaves Festival
Image - What To Do and See in Reykjavik
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25 Cool Things To Do in Reykjavik
Image - Comprehensive List of Icelandic Museums
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Complete list of all museums in Iceland
Image - Free Things to Do in Reykjavik
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10 Free Things To Do In Reykjavik
Image - Local Craft Beer; Few Great Choices
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The Beer Connoisseur’s Guide To Icelandic Beer
Image - Ideas for a Rainy Day in Reykjavik
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What to do in Reykjavík on a rainy day
Image - North of the Wall: Travel Guide for North Iceland in Winter
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Finding winter wonderland: Akureyri and the north of Iceland in winter
Image - What You'll Encounter on an Iceland Road-Trip
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A Road Trip in Iceland: Driving the Ring Road
Image - Your Guide to Iceland in Winter. Period.
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Everything you need to know about visiting Iceland in Winter
Image - Travel Like a Viking: Sailing Tour With a Twist
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A Seabound Saga: Sailing Like a Viking In Reykjavík
Image - Icelandic Food 101
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An Intro to Icelandic Food
Image - Local Spots for Exploring Icelandic Cuisine
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Friday Favorites: The Best Places to Eat in Iceland
Image - A Rated List of All Swimming Pools in Reykjavik
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Every Swimming Pool In The Greater Reykjavík Area, Rated
Image - Contemporary Art is Thriving in Iceland
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Iceland's 10 Contemporary Artists And Where To Find Them
Image - Berry Picking Like a Local
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Picking Wild Berries In Iceland