Heimir Hallgrímsson's side will take on the Super Eagles for their group D second fixture on Friday.
Reading forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson led his teammates in paying tribute to his former teammate at Wolverhampton Wanderers and they honoured the 31-year-old with their team jersey that has his name on it.
Ikeme, currently on his way to recovery, last played for the Super Eagles in their 2-1 win over Zambia in October 2016 and did not travel with the team to Russia.
Nigeria will be aiming for maxium points against the Europeans after suffering a 2-0 loss to Croatia in their Group D match. Iceland on their part, held Argentina to a 1-1 draw and are placed third in the group while the west Africans sit at the bottom of the log.