Culture And Arts
The culture in Iceland is rich and varied as well as being known for its literary heritage which stems from authors from the 12th to 14th centuries. Literature has always been the pillar of Icelandic culture, playing a big role in the Icelandic Sagas, Snorra Edda and of course the Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness. Other aspects of Iceland’s national heritage that have had a major impact in Icelandic art include manuscript illumination, woodcarving and folk music. Other forms of art in Iceland include knitting, weaving and silversmithing. The national theatre, national museums, The Icelandic Symphony orchestra and The Icelandic Dance Company are other examples of modern initiatives in art and culture in Iceland.
Museums & Art galleries Iceland's rich heritage consists of great museums and art galleries all over Iceland. All of which are worth visiting, ranging from present-day back to the early days of Iceland's first settlement.
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert in 1950 and recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.
The Iceland Dance Company, ID, is the national institution of Iceland responsible for developing, creating and nurturing contemporary dance and choreography.