Children’s books set in Iceland
Welcome to the children’s books set in Iceland section of Kids Travel Books! We’re so glad you’re here. Iceland holds a special place in my heart. It’s a place I always wished to visit. During Spring Break 2019, we were finally able to. I credit some of these books and other resources for helping my kids appreciate Iceland just as much as I did. In reality, though, I know that they loved it because it’s an amazing place to visit.
Whether you’re here to learn more about the country, or prepare for a trip to Iceland – Welcome.
Fast Facts about Iceland for Kids
- Iceland is an island on the North Atlantic Ocean.
- The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik.
- The currency in Iceland is called the Icelandic króna.
- Icelandic is the national and official language in Iceland.
- Children learning about Iceland will also want to learn about volcanoes and vikings.
Iceland’s Book Tradition
Reykjavik: UNESCO City of Literature
Iceland has an amazing book tradition that should appeal to all families. Their capital, Reykjavik, was the first non-English city to become a UNESCO City of Literature. In addition to that cool distinction, it also means that there are a lot of book-related activities and sites in the city. You can check out their official UNESCO City of Literature website before planning your trip to see if there’s anything fun to do during your trip or to get bookstore addresses.
Jolabokaflod: Book gift-giving in Iceland
Jolabokaflod roughly translates to Yule book flood. It’s when books come flooding in on Christmas Eve and is an Icelandic tradition. Since World War II Icelandic families began the tradition of exchanging books on Christmas Eve and reading them together. I love everything about this. You can read more about the history and how to bring the tradition home here.
Traveling to Iceland with kids?
Before you go, make sure everyone signs the Icelandic Pledge. Here are three places our family really loved:
Children’s books about Iceland
Here are some children’s books that haven’t been added to the official directory and sorted, but I want to go ahead and share them. There are some great options to not just learn about Iceland, but there are Iceland-specific travel journals, and even books to help parents plan a trip. Take a look.
Enhance your Icelandic study or planning and cook up some meals.
Resources for learning more about Iceland for kids
Check out my post about what we did, read, watched, and listened to plan our own family trip to Iceland.
Looking for a book about somewhere else?
Do you have suggestions for Iceland that you don’t see here? Let me know with the contact form.
Children’s books Iceland:
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Night LightMore Info
Wild Emm: The Great Sheep RescueMore Info
Children’s Travel Activity Book & Journal: My Trip to IcelandMore Info
Nuptse and Lhotse Go to IcelandMore Info
Life on Surtsey: Iceland’s Upstart IslandMore Info
Yule Lads & Other Legends Coloring Book: Icelandic Legends Activity BookMore Info
The Icelandic Yule Lads: Mayhem at the North PoleMore Info
The Legend of the Icelandic Yule LadsMore Info
Journey through Ash and SmokeMore Info
D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries AlphabetMore Info
Wild Emm – Child of IcelandMore Info
The Yule Lads: A Celebration of Iceland’s Christmas FolkloreMore Info
Sebastian Goes to IcelandMore Info
Chicken Pot Turtle Goes to IcelandMore Info