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100+ Iceland Quotes for Awesome Instagram Captions

Are you looking for Iceland Quotes? Iceland, the land of fire and ice, was one of the coolest places we have visited. 

We did a road trip of the Golden Circle and it was amazing.

If you are in Iceland now or are planning to visit, here are 100+ of our favourite Iceland Quotes which are ideal for Instagram captions:

Iceland Quotes

Instagram Captions for Iceland

If you are looking for an amazing Iceland quote for Instagram, here are a few of our very favourites:

“Dear, Iceland. You’re the coolest.”

“Falling in love with Iceland, one waterfall at a time.”

“Iceland is a different version of paradise.”

 “I followed my heart and it led me to Iceland.”

“Sugar, spice, and everything Iceland.”

“Iceland, Iceland, baby.”

“I’m chasing waterfalls!”

“Catching flights and feelings for Iceland.”

“There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”

“Here’s the hot tea on Iceland: It’s beautiful, but cold.”

“It’s not all sunshine and a rainbow, but a good amount of it actually is in Iceland.”

“I’ve got a crush on Iceland.”


Icelandic Phrases

Iceland has some cool phrases. Here are some of our favourite Icelandic Phrases.

To lay your head in water (Að leggja höfuðið í bleyti) – To take some time to think about something, maybe to find a solution to a problem

You are completely out driving (Þú ert alveg úti að aka) – Used when someone is way off with something or distracted

I will show you the two worlds (Ég skal sýna þér í tvo heimana) – Used as a threat, for example threatening physical violence

No one becomes a bishop without a beating (Enginn verður óbarinn biskup) – You have to apply yourself to reach your goals and be ready to meet obstacles along the way

That is the raisin at the end of the hot dog (Það er rúsínan í pylsuendanum) – Something that comes as a surprise or wasn’t expected. Usually something positive.

Isn’t everything OK at home? (Er ekki allt í lagi heima hjá þér?) – By saying this you are suggesting that there may be an issue with the other person.

Icelandic Jokes and Puns

If you prefer something a little funny, here are the best Icelandic jokes and puns:

If a Cuban man marries a woman from Iceland and have children, can the children be considered ice cubes?

Why there are no Muslims in Iceland? – They all starved to death during Ramadan because the sun never sets.

Why do Icelandic ships have barcodes? – The striking dock workers complained there is Norway they can go to a ship with a clipboard, Denmark it as arrived and Finnish the whole business before sunset. New tech helped Sweden the deal.

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Spaniard walk into a bar.. The Icelander couldn’t come because he was still at the European Cup.

I read that the Icelandic alphabet doesn’t have a ‘Z’ in it. How do the people there sleep at night?

What kind of car does an Icelandic person drive? – A Fjord.

The food retailer Iceland recently got sued by the Government. They’ve had all their assets frozen.

Have you noticed that Ireland is one sea away from Iceland?

Yeah, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were both phenomenal, but I’m more excited for the upcoming Icelandic remake – A Star Is Björn.

I hope England beats Iceland…Or they will be out of Europe twice this week!


Aurora Borealis Quotes

Sadly, we have never been lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis otherwise known as the northern lights while we were in Iceland but if you do have the chance to see them, here are some quotes for you:

“You cannot rob me of free nature’s grace, You cannot shut the windows of the sky through which Aurora shows her brightening face.” – James Thomson

“The aurora borealis is a fickle phenomenon. A week can pass without a flicker … then bang! The Northern Lights come on like a celestial lava lamp.” – Nigel Tisdall

“With the aurora borealis flaming coldly overhead, or the stars leaping in the frost dance, and the land numb and frozen under its pall of snow, this song of the huskies might have been the defiance of life, only it was pitched in minor key, with long-drawn wailings and half-sobs, and was more the pleading of life, the articulate travail of existence. It was an old song, old as the breed itself–one of the first songs of the younger world in a day when songs were sad.” – Jack London

“Seeing a bright auroral display may be on your list of ‘things to see before I die’! Yep, they are nature’s light show par excellence.” – Jean Tate

“For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast, and yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger; at whose approach ghosts, wandering here and there, troop home to churchyards.” – William Shakespeare

“One of the top items on my bucket list is to see the Aurora Borealis in person…. The breathtaking view would be so magical and slightly (okay, very) different from the lovely layer of smog we have in LA! And just looking at the beautiful photos people have taken of the spectacular Northern Lights is enough to make me want to book a ticket today.” – Jaime Morrison Curtis

“The aurora borealis are best seen on cold, clear nights when there isn’t a full moon. But just standing outside on a cold, clear night in the middle of winter in the middle of nowhere won’t guarantee a sighting. Before heading out, check the auroral forecast.” – Anonymous

“The aurora borealis is one of the most stunning light shows on Earth, but normally, it’s a treat reserved for the hardy souls living at the coldest edges of the world. The last few nights, however, people across the Northern and Southern hemispheres have enjoyed dazzling, colorful skies, thanks to a geomagnetic storm that began early this week.” – Maddie Stone

“The only thing more exciting than experiencing the aurora borealis is to experience it with friends, whooping and hollering.” – Young Kim

“Aurora had but newly chased the night, and purpled o’er the sky with blushing light.” – John Dryden


Reykjavik Quotes

Reykjavik is the best place to start your Iceland adventure. Here are some Reykjavik quotes:

“Contemporary poetry is a kind of Reykjavik, a place where accessibility and intelligence have been fighting a Cold War by proxy for the last half-century.” – Nick Hornby

“When I was little, my ambition was to grow up to be a book. Not a writer. People can be killed like ants. Writers are not hard to kill either. But not books: however systematically you try to destroy them, there is always a chance that a copy will survive and continue to enjoy a shelf-life in some corner on an out-of-the-way library somewhere in Reykjavik, Valladolid or Vancouver.” – Amos Oz

“It’s Hlynur Bjorn Hafsteinsson, Bergporugotu, 8b, Reykjavik, Iceland. – Is there no postal code? – Oh yes, it’s hundred and one Reykjavik. I’m the one.” – Hallgromur Helgason

“I was 13 when I had my first bout of insomnia. My family was in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the summer, and day never really became night.” — Siri Hustvedt

“Don’t you worry about that, Mr. Adamsson. Why don’t you head back to Reykjavik and spend some of that extortionate fee you charged me for a couple of hours’ usage of your frankly third-rate restaurant and perhaps find a friendless tree stump to listen to your woes?” — Eoin Colfer

“In Reykjavik, Iceland, where I was born, you are in the middle of nature surrounded by mountains and ocean. But you are still in a capital in Europe. So I have never understood why I have to choose between nature or urban.” — Bjork

Icelandic Sayings

Here are some of our favourite Icelandic sayings:

“Stop slacking, get on with the butter!” Meaning: This is a phrase used when you really need to get something done.

“I can’t wait until we compete against the other team, we will take them to the bakery” Meaning: This phrase is often used in sports as well, when you are going to win a physical altercation with someone.

“Seeing the northern lights in Iceland was the raisin at the end of the hot dog” Meaning: This phrase is used to describe a pleasant surprise.

“What are you guys talking about? I come completely from the mountains!” Meaning: This phrase means that someone is completely out of the loop and has no idea what is going on.

“I really wanted to go to the beach after I looked out the window but I realized that it is just window-weather” Meaning: A very special Icelandic saying is window-weather. It means that when you look outside the window it looks like the weather is amazing, but when you go outside it is actually really cold. Therefore, it is window weather.

“She was totally giving you under the foot!” Meaning: This is a nice phrase for flirting.

“Be patient, it all comes with the cold water.” Meaning: If you are patient, things will fall into place.

“Am I right to do this or am I totally out driving?” Meaning: If somebody is acting crazy or is completely off about something, Icelandic people say that that person is totally or completely out driving.

Icelandic Proverbs

Iceland has some cool proverbs. Here are some of the best:

“You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.” — Icelandic Proverb

“It is better one time to see things than one hundred times to hear about them.” – Icelandic Proverb

“You can’t complain about the sea if you suffer shipwreck for the second time.” – Icelandic Proverb

“It is better to suffer in name the truth than being rewarded for lying.” – Icelandic Proverb

“It would be good to have two mouths and speak to yourself with both.” – Icelandic Proverb

“On the ladder to success there is always somebody on the rung above you and who uses your head to steady himself.” – Icelandic Proverb

“If you get lost in an Icelandic forest, simply stand up and you will find your way.” – Icelandic Proverb

“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” – Icelandic Proverb

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a farmer too lazy to plant his field.” – Icelandic Proverb

“Cattle die, kinsmen die, and so shall you die too. But one thing I know that never dies: the fame of a dead man’s deeds.” – Icelandic Proverb


Iceland Travel Quotes

Iceland is one of our favourite places to travel. Here are some of the best quotes to inspire you to travel to Iceland:

“In Iceland, you can see the contours of the mountains wherever you go, and the swell of the hills, and always beyond that the horizon. And there’s this strange thing: you’re never sort of hidden; you always feel exposed in that landscape. But it makes it very beautiful as well.” – Hannah Kent

“I’ve walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn’t necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn’t really tell you what you’re looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move.” – Olafur Eliasson

“In Iceland, the weather is the biggest character you deal with every day. There’s nothing more relevant in your life than what kind of weather it is.” – Baltasar Kormakur

“I have a deep and ongoing love of Iceland, particular the landscape, and when writing ‘Burial Rites,’ I was constantly trying to see whether I could distill its extraordinary and ineffable qualities into a kind of poetry.” – Hannah Kent

“Maybe it’s just a personal thing, but I get so much grounding from Iceland because I know it’s always going to be there. I have a very happy, healthy relationship with the country, so it’s really easy to go everywhere because I always have Iceland to go back to.” – Bjork

“The winters are too long, and there’s only one airline, so it’s difficult to escape when you feel frustrated or claustrophobic. The audience for our films isn’t very large, so it’s difficult to support an industry. But, Iceland is beautiful. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else.” – Baltasar Kormakur

“I feel like the people from Iceland have a different relationship with their country than other places. Most Icelandic people are really proud to be from there, and we don’t have embarrassments like World War II where we were cruel to other people.” – Bjork

“Being a writer in Iceland, you get rewarded all the time: People really do read our books, and they have opinions; they love them, or they hate them. At the average Christmas party, people push politics and the Kardashians aside and discuss literature.” – Hallgrimur Helgason

Captions for waterfalls

Iceland has amazing waterfalls. Here are some of the best waterfall captions to use for Iceland waterfalls:

“Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall.” – Bob Ross

” I am like a waterfall – wild and free.”

“Adopt the pace of nature.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You can’t be unhappy in the middle of a big beautiful river.” – Jim Harrison

“The Earth has music for those who listen.”

“Life is like a waterfall – always moving.”

“Run wild and free like a waterfall” – Anamika Mishra

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” – Norman McLean

“A river that forgets its source will surely dry up.” – Yoruba Proverb

“When the moonlight and the waterfall come together, all other things fade from the scene!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” – Nicholas Sparks


Vikings Quotes & Captions for Instagram

Iceland is one of the Nordic lands of Vikings. Vikings are so cool and I just love the TV show. Here are some of my favourite Vikings quotes and captions:

“Where wolf’s ears are, wolf’s teeth are near.” – Volsunga Saga

“Fear not death for the hour of your doom is set and none may escape it.” – Volsunga Saga

“Nothing good can happen to people who break their solemn vows.” – Volsunga Saga

“Trust not him whose father, brother or other kin you have slain no matter how young he be, for often grows the wolf in the child.” – Volsunga Saga

“Gold is little comfort for the kinsman dead.” – Örvar Odd’s Saga

“The brave man well shall fight and win, though dull his blade may be.” – Fafnismal

“Best it is, for man’s words to seek peace when it is possible.” – Heitharvega

“The one you trust most can disappoint you most.” – Fljotsdalur Saga

“Old friends are the last to break away.” – The Saga of Grettir

“He with a short knife must try, try again.” – Vapnfirðinga Saga

“Often it is that what happens to most others will happen to you.” – Eyrbyggja Saga

Volcano Quotes

Iceland also has some cool Volcanos. Here are our favourite quotes/information about Volvanos in Iceland.

“The fact that a cloud from a minor volcanic eruption in Iceland—a small disturbance in the complex mechanism of life on the Earth—can bring to a standstill the aerial traffic over an entire continent is a reminder of how, with all its power to transform nature, humankind remains just another species on the planet Earth.” ― Slavoj Žižek

“The socioeconomic impact of such a minor outburst is due to our technological development (air travel)—a century ago, such an eruption would have passed unnoticed. Technological development makes us more independent from nature. At the same time, at a different level, it makes us more dependent on nature’s whims.” ― Slavoj Žižek

Glacier Quotes

Iceland also has some cool Glaciers. Here are some glacier quotes:

“There is a glacier in Iceland, Solheimar, which has retreated a great deal, and every time I go back there and see what’s not there anymore, it does something to the heart. It makes you realize it’s possible for a gigantic natural element to just disappear. Iceland won’t change. No matter who they play, they’re 4-4-” – James Balog

“Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system.” – Richard Lamm

“Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.” – Orison Swett Marden

Blue Lagoon Quotes

The blue lagoon was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Iceland. If you are umming and uhhing about going, Do It, you won’t regret it.

Here are our favourite quotes to caption your blue lagoon pictures:

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein

“I do believe it’s time for another adventure.” -J.R.R. Tolkein, Return of the King

“Travel is getting to know yourself by facing new experiences.” -Sofie Couwenbergh

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” -Pat Conroy

“The travel impulse is mental and physical curiosity. It’s a passion and I can’t understand people who don’t want to travel.” -Paul Theroux

 “I will never go home, I thought with a finality that made me catch my breath.” -Cheryl Strayed

 “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney + If you love Disney you can check out our Disney Quotes here.



So, that’s all folks 100 of our favourite Iceland quotes for Instagram captions. Which was your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • MC Miller

    MC Miller is a travel blogger and writer who has travelled America extensively and abroad to over 80 countries. He founded Couple Travel The World in 2017. Since then, he has spent over 6 years on the road as a full time travel couple. When he not traveling he likes to spend quality time with his partner Bett, planning our their next date or romantic getaway!

Bruno Burgin

Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Ahh we visited the Blue Lagoon in Iceland yesterday and it was seriously so amazing. Can't wait to explore more of what the country has to offer.

Couple Travel the World

Sunday 1st of December 2019

The blue lagoon was definitely up there with our favourite things to do in Iceland. We also LOVED seeing and riding the Icelandic horse, visiting the waterfalls - the list is never ending :)

Lorenza Pointer

Monday 18th of November 2019

Thanks for these Iceland Quotes. We just finished a golden circle road trip in Iceland and I was looking for something to caption my instagram post. I have some great Iceland pictures, it is such a beautiful country. Thanks again.

Couple Travel the World

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Iceland is the best. It is definitely one of our favourite countries to visit because the landscape is so diverse. There are so many stunning waterfalls, beaches and geysers to explore - unreal! Glad you had a fabulous trip :)