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How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

None though it is handy. - Nov 27, 2017
Always a nice touch, but not strictly necessary. - Jun 23, 2015
More than I thought I would. Even though most everyone speaks English, most websites are all in Icelandic, as are newspapers. And it's not like there are a lot of English - Icelandic cognates. Icelandic is a very hard language to learn. - Feb 13, 2013
Almost everyone in Iceland speaks perfect English. Some basic Icelandic is always a nice touch and is appreciated by the local community. - Jul 29, 2011