Living in Iceland: cost of living, pros and cons

March 7, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

Iceland is a small island country in the North Atlantic, known for its stunning natural beauty, including glaciers, volcanos, and waterfalls. The population of Iceland as of 2023 is over 376,000, with immigrants making up around 16% of the population. The majority of people in Iceland live in the capital, Reykjavik, and the surrounding areas. […] full post

What Icelandic food should you try?

January 30, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

5 weird+5 must-try Icelandic local dishes you should (at least give it a) try in Iceland One of the best ways to experience the culture of a new country is by trying the local cuisine. Iceland people are very proud of their heritage and Icelandic food, with unique cooking and fermentation methods that have been […] full post

Iceland people: 10 facts about Icelanders and our culture

December 5, 2022, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

If you’re looking to explore a new culture filled with interesting folklore, unique cuisine and incredible hospitality, look no further than Iceland. Icelandic culture, history, and people are some of the main reasons why Iceland has become such a popular travel destination beyond the incredible natural landscapes. So, we’d like to show you a snippet […] full post

Guide to the Icelandic Language: The Alphabet and Language Basics

November 4, 2022, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

When you travel to a new country, learning some basic phrases in the local language is always a good idea. Although English is one of the world’s most common languages, you can’t assume that people will speak it everywhere you go. Even if locals do speak a bit of English, road signs, food menus and […] full post

Iceland’s first day of Summer

April 4, 2019, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

Iceland gets a bank holiday from the first day of summer, also known as Sumardagurinn fyrsti, in the old Norse calendar made by the Vikings. The old Norse calendar only has two months, a summer month called Harpa and a winter month called þorri – each lasting six months by our current calendar – and […] full post

Local food in Iceland

April 4, 2019, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

Food is always a consideration when travelling (and even when you are not) and each country has their own way of producing or importing food. If you are a person who likes to eat local then Iceland is a surprisingly good country to visit and provides a variety of choices. Iceland is not exactly known […] full post

Rocking around the Iceland Ring Road with Icelandic music

April 4, 2019, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

So, you’ve arrived in Iceland, you’ve picked up your rental car, and you’re ready to hit the road. But what are you going to listen to? The same old tunes on your Spotify might lose some of their sparkle with the grandiose Icelandic landscape as a backdrop. It’s probably time to sample some local sounds. […] full post