I am visiting Iceland in July and am interested in knowing how difficult it will be for an English and Spanish speaker to navigate the country?


Depends on what you mean by "navigate." To get from place to place, a map or GPS should be sufficient.  For anything else, Spanish will be of little value (although I did manage to communicate with an Italian restaurant owner).  However, English and Danish are required subjects in the Icelandic schools.

Road signs will not be in English, but the meaning of "80" is pretty obvious, and many of the symbols, shapes, and colors you are used to are international. Destinations will be their local name on signs at exits, but if you are looking for a particular place you already know its name.

If you already know some of the places you'll be, use Google Streetview to simulate going down the street and looking at the signs. Or http://walkscore.com to see what sorts of businesses are nearby

Lots of touristy marketing brochures will be available in several languages.

It's not hard to identify a restaurant, even if you can't read the menu. Or hotel.

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    Walkscore for Reykjavík results in encoding errors and Unsupported country. It also claims that daily errands require a car, which is (in Reykjavik) totally untrue, as cycling and public transportation are completely adequate. – gerrit Feb 2 '18 at 12:15
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    That 80 will be km/hour, not miles/hour, btw :-) – Mawg says reinstate Monica Feb 2 '18 at 14:22
  • :-) Anyone who doesn't know that the rest of the world is on the metric system should not leave England/USA without a parent or guardian. :-) – WGroleau Feb 2 '18 at 16:41
  • Sorry about walkscore. I saw the "unsupported" blurb, but since I have seen it often in other places with no errors in the maps and lists, I didn't bother to click on anything this time. – WGroleau Feb 2 '18 at 16:43

In Iceland, everyone speaks English (except maybe an old man in a village far far away). For the rest see the WGroleau's answer.

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    In Iceland, the old man in the village far far away probably speaks English flawlessly. – gerrit Feb 2 '18 at 12:15
  • Apparently my friends wife parents who live on a farm on the remote side of the Island don't speak great English, probably better than a remote farmer in the UK speaks foreign languages on average though! – Tim Feb 2 '18 at 14:24
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    @Tim, better than the average well educated English (wo)man, whatever their location of living. – Willeke Feb 2 '18 at 16:13
  • @Willeke Surely you know this is not actually true. Give native English speakers some credit. Icelanders (and Scandinavians) do not, despite the stereotype, speak English better than native speakers in general. – user428517 Feb 2 '18 at 18:55
  • I meant that the average Icelandic person speaks two or three languages fluently, while the average English person speaks one, although I do know quite a few who speak a second fluently. I did not mean that Icelandic people speak English better than the average English person. (Although I do know some British people who can not really be understood outside their own area.) – Willeke Feb 2 '18 at 19:31

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