Libraries & Culture Houses
Icelanders love books! We have the highest number of authors per capita, several book-related festivals, and Reykjavík is the first UNESCO City of Literature that doesn't have English as its native tongue. Furthermore, our famous "Book-Flood-Before-Christmas", the time from early October until Christmas is dedicated to books in a massive way, publishers put out new books in large numbers, bookstores, libraries, cafés, bars, schools, workplaces, and the media promote them in various ways and the public takes part by flocking to events and discussing what the books of choice might be. So whether you're looking for some great Icelandic fiction, books about our beautiful nature, or just need to print out your itinerary, visit one of our libraries!