Icelandic language resources – Language Links Database

Icelandic – /aɪsˈlændɪk/ is a North Germanic language, the language of Iceland. It is an Indo-European language belonging to the North Germanic or Nordic branch of the Germanic languages. 
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Native speakers: 330,000 (2013)

Official language in: Iceland

Icelandic Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - Created by University of Iceland. The lessons use various media – text, flashcards, videos and so on. Lets you track your progress. Available up to expert level. (Requires registration.)
  • - 21 TV episodes of Icelandic lessons. Each episode deals with daily life and common situations in Iceland. Accompanying every episode is a thorough summary, explaining the subject of the episode. The episodes have Icelandic subtitles, making the dialog easier to follow.
  • - A beginners’ mp3 course in modern Icelandic
  • - Mímir is a Hypertext-based tool which allows the user quickly to search through and to reference the grammar of the Icelandic language. All the major parts of speech are described, with examples, and are readily accessible through Hypertext links between the various sections.
  • - Course, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Grammar, Teachers manual (IS)
  • Learn101 - Learn Icelandic, by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists.”
  • MyLanguages - “Check our courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises.”
  • IeLanguages - Icelandic Tutorial by Daniel Roche
  • - An Icelandic minigrammar
  • - Icelandic Language Lessons and resources
  • ILanguages - This site is designed to teach you and help you learn Icelandic for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Verbix - Online Verb Conjugator

Digitized Grammar Books

Icelandic Vocabulary

  • - Thematic Vocabulary (on the left)
  • TravLang - Vocabulary For Travelers
  • DigitalDialects - Language Learning Games
  • WikiTravel - Phrasebook
  • SurfaceLanguages - Learn phrases in Icelandic by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list. These cover a wide variety of topics, including numbers, greetings and the months. Listen to and copy the native speech, and learn with flashcards and other games.
  • - Tongue Twisters
  • - A lot if Icelandic phrases
  • Linguanaut - This page contains a table including the following:  phrases, expressions and words, conversation and idioms, greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting!
  • MasterAnyLanguage - Flashcards for learners of all levels
  • - Hundreds of flashcards
  • - Hundreds of flashcards

Icelandic Reading Materials

Icelandic Dictionaries

Digitized Dictionaries

Icelandic Listening and Video Resources


  • Forvo - Pronunciation of almost 14000 words by native speakers



  • - A List of 9 Icelandic Radio Stations


Icelandic In Other Languages

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