Icelandic culture is shaped by isolation, extreme forces, ancient history and the sagas. It is also strongly rooted in customs and traditions never the less, the Icelandic society is modern, progressive and free spirit.
Iceland was the last country to be settled in Europe and still remains the continents most sparsely populated state. The country was first settled by emigrants from Scandinavia and the British Isles in the tenth century. Due to its location in the North Atlantic, it remained an isolated nation until the early twentieth century.
Isolation and extreme forces of nature have shaped the Icelandic culture through the years, creating a resilient nation where family ties are tight, the sense of tradition is strong and the bond with nature is intense.