Name: Republic Of Iceland (Lýðveldið Ísland)
Human Name: Emil Steilsson
Alternative Spelling(s): N/A
Age: 16-17
Gender: Male
Birthday: June 17
Hair Color: White
Eye Color: Blue (early colored artwork and anime), Purple
Height: Unknown
First Appearance (volume): Volume 2 (profiled), Volume 3 (formal debut)
First Appearance (strip): Sealand and Iceland
First Appearance (anime): Paint it, White (film), Episode 79 (series)
Japanese VA: Ayumu Asakura
English VA: Jason Liebrecht

Iceland (アイスランド, Aisurando) is a minor character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers.



A 'chibi' version of Iceland with his puffin. Shown in Hidekaz Himaruya's blog.

Main article: Uniform Guide: Iceland

Iceland has silver-white hair, described as being somewhat tousled or "bed-headed". He wears a deep brown military jacket, a white dress shirt with a ribbon tie underneath, deep brown straight-legged pants, and white half-laced boots. He also sports a pair of white gloves.

He's usually seen with a Puffin-like bird, which sometimes sports a pink bow-tie. Himaruya revealed in Volume 3 that his puffin's name is "Mr. Puffin" and what differentiates him from normal puffins is his black belly and pink bow-tie. Mr. Puffin looks cute, but speaks and acts like an Italian Mobster.

In his original character design and a header by Hidekaz Himaruya, his eyes were colored blue, though they were changed to violet in later artwork (such as a chibi version of him and his manga design sheet shown in the guide for the movie).

Out of the five Nordics, he is the youngest.

Personality and Interests

He appears relatively cool and composed on the surface, but is warmer and passionate ("hot-blooded") deep down. Due to his recent financial problems, Russia has been helping him. Though he is treated kindly by him, he can't help but feel suspicious. He seems to be embarrassed when the other Nordics pester him to call them (Norway especially) "Onii-chan" (big brother).



Main article: Norway

It is said that Iceland considers Norway to be the home where his heart truly is, while Norway in return feels that Iceland is very important to him, and sees him as a younger brother. It has been revealed that Norway and Iceland are indeed brothers, after Iceland opted to get a DNA test (in actuality an excavation) done. When Iceland found this out, however, he seemed embarrassed or upset because he didn't want to refer to Norway as "Big Brother" (onii-chan). Iceland sees Norway as a older brother, even though he doesn't want to admit it.


Main article: Sealand

He first met Sealand when he was attempting to auction himself off on Ebay, but didn't understand what he meant when he wanted to become his friend due to their similarities (as well as Sealand wanting to be referred to as "senpai").


Main Article: Denmark

In the anime, Denmark tries to force Iceland to call him "onii-chan" (big brother) by saying "All drinks are on Ice until he says it!". Denmark likes calling Iceland "Ice" or "Icey", and see's him as a younger sibling, like Norway.


Main Article: Finland

In the same episode, Finland tries to get him to do the same. Finland calls Iceland "Ice-kun".

In The Anime


Iceland and Mr. Puffin in Episode 79.

Iceland makes his debut in the film Hetalia: Axis Powers: Paint it, White. In the film, he is lonely due to the lack of tourism and plots to find a way to bring more tourists to his home. He makes his first appearance in the series in Episode 79, which adapts To Create Better Products in Northern Europe where he is shown eating licorice and asking the audience if they had expected him to do something. He is voiced by Ayumu Asakura, in their first anime role.

Iceland's design stayed relatively the same, other than his boots being colored black and the removal of his gloves. He also retains his original blue eye color for his animated appearance, rather than having violet eyes.

Iceland also makes a brief appearance in World Series' new ending Hatafutte Parade, on the globe showing his pet puffin on his head.

Character Songs

From Iceland, With Love

Always With You... Nordic Five! (featured)



A sketch of Iceland.

  • It was rumored that Iceland, as well as Norway and Denmark, would be appearing in the anime adaptation of the series, and that Iceland would be voiced by the seiyū Mitsuki Saiga. This however, turned out to be a hoax that originated from 2chan. However, Iceland does appear in the theatrical film adaptation and in episode 27 of Hetalia: World Series.
  • His birthday corresponds with the date that Iceland was officially declared a republic, on June 17, 1944.
  • The strip where Iceland and Norway are confirmed to be brothers is a reference to how Iceland was first inhabited by Norwegians (thus having no indigenous people of its own).
  • Iceland's design seems to be reused from one of Himaruya's potential designs for a Czechoslovakia character (circa 2007). In the design sheet, the potential character design had the note that they were a "musician" type of person. 
  • According to Himaruya (in a Comic Birz interview), Iceland tends to feel uncomfortable with his thick accent and hard to understand language, opting to speak in English when he can.
  • In a recent blog post, his potential names were given to be Emil Steilsson, Sigurður, Eiríkur, and Egill.
  • Although the name Emil Steilsson is the most commonly used fan-name for Iceland, the last name Steilsson is in no way a proper Icelandic name (it has no origins to a real Icelandic OR Nordic name). Emil is however a totally acceptable Icelandic name.