By later afternoon, we were all up, curious, and hungry. Reykjavik is a very modern city with a European feeling about it. Almost everyone speaks English (as well as other languages). We were told that in the 80s, it became a requirement that all children begin learning English at age 10. Thus, anyone between the ages of 10 and 40 should have some working knowledge. In fact, everyone we've met so far has had fantastic English skills.