BUT make use of this and have fun with learning Icelandic with your viking/shieldmaiden date.
Combining these two sports names makes up for the word folf. Honestly, this is also one of my major motivations of moving to Iceland.
However, it´s still an active date which I strongly recommend when going on a date in Iceland.
By doing something active together it contributes on lightening the mood and perhaps also the awkwardness that dates at some points consist of.
Coming from Denmark this is not something that I am used to and I got a bit puzzled the first times I experienced this kind of greeting, but let me just say that it feels pretty darn nice!
It´s a really charming gesture and makes you feel elegant and feminine.