1. People are even more annoyingly polite than we are
Being English, manners are our forte. However, Icelanders are so polite that they make us mild tempered tea sippers look like that drunk dude who shouts at a taxi driver at the end of the night. This is ever apparent in their patient approach to traffic: in Iceland, cars will stop to let you cross the road, and not just at lights or zebra crossing. Just anywhere, really. This unexpected etiquette will create some awkward encounters of “you go? I’ll go?” when you’re used to London Uber drivers trying to mow you down like they’re earning points, but it’s certainly a welcome surprise.