Here is my current understanding of what the place will look like.
I've just started one of my favorite parts about going to a strange land: buying the travel guide and learning everything I can. A much more ambitious goal is to learn some Icelandic. The pronunciation is really different from anything I've played with before, so it's a challenge. Icelandic seems to share the unpleasant habit of English vowels being randomly long and short just because. There's a couple new letters, plus a bunch of accented letters. For example "hello" is "góðan dag". It kind of resembles "guten tag" I suppose. Just learning enough about it to say the place names in a taxi is going to take some work.
Iceland fun fact: Iceland was invaded by Britain then occupied by the US during WWII to keep it from the Germans.