Coming from Denmark this is not something that I am used to and I got a bit puzzled the first times I experienced this kind of greeting, but let me just say that it feels pretty darn nice!It´s a really charming gesture and makes you feel elegant and feminine.Maybe you´ve already heard about some Icelandic music, for instance Björk, Ásgeir Trausti, Sigur Rós or Gus Gus? Additionally, there are just sooooooo many other spectacular diverse music actions going on in Iceland throughout the week – both free and/or low priced. Maybe it´s their good genes, tracing back to the vikings? You simply have to come over here and experience it firsthand!

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Dating in Iceland and hearing the Icelandic speak with their cute dialect or hearing them say words in Icelandic is most definitely also a BIG positive factor of why you should date while traveling in Iceland. But again, I am Danish and my language must be one of the ugliest languages in the world. The Icelandic language on the other hand is charming and beautiful, because it due to its geographical location, small population and history has managed to keep the language as authentic and with as little influence from other spoken languages (though naturally influence from Scandinavia).

Try for instance saying – “rød grød med fløde” (red porridge with cream) and when doing this just imagine having a potato in your mouth while saying it. The Icelandic roll a lot with their “R´s” and have funny letters that are difficult to pronounce. Since there are only approximately 330.000 people living in Iceland, they meet the same people all the time when going out.

I will in this blog tell you fun stories, good tips and insight knowledge on how it is dating in Iceland, when you are a foreigner. I’ve flown approximately 2,500 km from Denmark to Iceland for the 6th time in my life.

This time I am staying for a longer time and I will therefore be picking up my previous fun dating experiences in Iceland.

I think this is a clear given factor, for you guys out there considering to travel to Iceland! I´m sure you will also find useful tips on dating in Iceland.

Iceland´s geographical position has previously made the country very isolated from influences from other societies. I just want to give you my best advices on dating in Iceland, so you can make the most out of your precious time here.But hey did you know that Iceland has won the Miss World competition four times?This means that Iceland has the MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN in the world per capita!Strolling tips: In the wintertime walk along the shore in Reykjavík and view the beautiful Mt. Post it on Instagram using the hashtag #The Sun Voyager.We at Wake Up Reykjavik might just repost it, as we love sharing your beautiful shots of the city!So why not just settle for the next best thing – dating an Icelandic Viking or shield maiden?