Monday, February 9, 2009

Learn Icelandic

Learning some basics of Icelandic...

Welcome to my post on the Icelandic language!

The Icelandic language is the official language of Iceland and it is spoken by over 300,000 people.

Due to the language's relative geographical isolation, Icelandic still has a high degree of inflection when compared to other modern European languages.

Below you can find video tutorials teaching you the basics of Icelandic, from the Alphabet to useful phrases.


Icelandic Alphabet

Here is a video lesson by Rammsteinfreak93 where she teaches us the Icelandic alphabet. Great video to start practicing your pronunciation in Icelandic.

She also teaches how to count in Icelandic from 1 to 10.

Here is another presentation by Rammsteinfreak93. In it, she teaches the sounds of special letters in the Icelandic alphabet.

I know you might think I am getting a little carried away here with the Icelandic alphabet, but I found this video by Mizenki17 and it is a great tutorial in Icelandic pronunciation.

Another chance to get those tricky sounds right. :-)

Icelandic Phrases and Expressions

The next videos on my Icelandic language post belong to the wonderful folks at Expert Village.

Natalia, the teacher, gives us a handful of everyday Icelandic phrases and expressions. It is a great way to practice pronunciation while learning useful Icelandic sentences.

1 - How to make introductions in Icelandic:

2 - Greetings:

3 - How to thank someone, say please and ask for help:

4 - Phrases used in everyday communication in Icelandic:

5 - Icelandic phrases to get to know someone:

Beautiful Iceland...

I could not resist ending this post with a beautiful slide show presented to us by Extolment.


  1. thank you so much! i'm going to iceland next moth and this really helped, especially enjoyed the slide show at the end!

  2. Hey there!

    Thank you for your comment! I am glad these video on the Icelandic language helped you learn some basics of Icalandic.

    Have a wonderful time in beautiful Iceland!


  3. loved it! I am learning Icelandic as well. Thank you!