Learn Icelandic For Travel

Essential Icelandic words and phrases before you travel

If you’re planning to to travel to Iceland, you can learn and practice 50 essential Icelandic words and phrases here.
Starting in Icelandic 1 with greetings, you’ll learn to ask “Where is ….” questions in Icelandic 2 , and in Icelandic 3 you’ll hear some possible answers.
As you’ll travel around Iceland you’ll encounter some names, which you’ll have a hard time pronouncing. Just try “Þingvellir” or “Fjaðrárgljúfur ” for example.
Icelandic 4 will have those and the names of some other places as well as Icelandic words for “geyser, water, islands, fields”. Maybe you can then figure out how to pronounce the names of the villages and sites you are exploring.

Author: Ulrike Rettig

Ulrike S. Rettig holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University. After a teaching career she worked for Pimsleur Language Programs and co-founded GamesforLanguage.com in 2011. Now, with Lingo-Late.com she offers her experience and insights to language lovers before they travel.

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