Hertz Iceland X RIFF 2023: Driving Cultural Celebrations

September 21, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

September in Iceland is a mosaic of breathtaking landscapes, magical Northern Lights, and the rich tapestry of global cinema with the Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF). As Reykjavík dons its cinematic cloak, welcoming cinephiles, directors, and film enthusiasts worldwide, Hertz Iceland Car Rental is proud to announce its sponsorship for RIFF 2023. Unveiling RIFF Reykjavík […]

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Music of Iceland: Top 9 Icelandic Bands and Music Festivals

September 15, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

Iceland’s rich musical heritage is a testament to the country’s unique cultural identity. From the hauntingly beautiful folk melodies to the powerful rock and metal bands, Icelandic music has captured the hearts of music lovers worldwide. In this article, we will explore the top nine Icelandic bands across various genres and delve into the magic […]

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Why is Iceland Green and Greenland Ice?

June 27, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

Let’s hop in our time machine and zoom back to AD 982, a time when the world map looked more like a child’s scribble than a geography lesson. We’re going to spill the tea on two North Atlantic buddies – Iceland and Greenland – whose names are a puzzle, to say the least! Who named […]

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Unveiling the Mysteries: Why is Iceland Called Iceland?

June 23, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

There’s a captivating allure to Iceland, a land where fire meets ice. The name of this intriguing Nordic island raises questions that touch on the narratives of history, geography, and culture. The Icelandic Sagas, ancient manuscripts detailing the adventures of Viking settlers, provide us valuable insights into the origin of Iceland’s name. Historical Backdrop of […]

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Iceland travel FAQ: Do they speak English in Iceland?

June 20, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

If you ever had the question of “is English spoken in Iceland?”, a quick answer to it is : yes, majority of Icelandic people speak English fluently. And English is one of the most widely spoken foreign language in the country due to the rapidly growing tourism industry. Iceland, a seemingly isolated island, maintains its […]

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The Top 7 Iceland Beers and 12 Iceland Breweries

June 2, 2023, Hertz Iceland Iceland culture

Iceland’s beer scene has come a long way since the days of beer prohibition. The beer culture has flourished in recent years, with an array of breweries around the country offering exceptional craft beer options. From traditional styles to experimental brews, Icelandic beers showcase the creativity and dedication of local brewers. Whether you’re a beer […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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