https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr

Icelandic Resources

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Hey everyone. This is a post to share resources to learn Icelandic. I started around a week ago and I'm very excited about the language, especially its connection with the viking age and medieval literature and sagas.

For learning the language I'm doing a course made by the University of Iceland and called icelandic online:

Link: http://icelandiconline.is/ I think it's a very good course since it's based in small games/exercises and has a lot of videos and recordings. They have courses up to B2-C1 for free but you can pay a fee and have a tutor which will help you.

Declesion of nouns, adjectives, verbs etc. (in Icelandic, but it's easy to understand): http://bin.arnastofnun.is/forsida/

Learning serie of videos: http://tungumalatorg.is/viltu_laera_islensku/en/

Course "Íslenska fyrir alla": http://tungumalatorg.is/ifa/

People's suggestions

Memrise http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/icelandic/ (@DespoinaTi)

Byki http://www.byki.com/fls/free-icelandic-software-download.html (@pseudocreobotra)

Cool Icelandic Lessons (Youtube channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Y0LUUjCHoKTOGYjyYcbDQ (@brittalexiswm)

Forvo (Word pronounciation database): http://forvo.com/languages/is/ (@brittalexiswm)

I have a couple of dictionaries for both english and german speakers: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/IcelOnline/IcelOnline.TEId-idx?type=header=IcelOnline.IEOrd

http://deis.dict.cc/

For literature and sagas I've found a couple of webs that will be useful for learners:

http://sagnagrunnur.com/#s%C3%B6gn/66

http://sagadb.org/index_az

And to finish we can also share music bands that sing in Icelandic: Sólstafir, Árstíðir Lífsins, Sigur Ros, Skálmöld, Samaris, Í svörtum fötum

Old Norse, old Icelandic, Norrœnt mál

Begginers course: https://notendur.hi.is//~haukurth/norse/

Another course: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/norol-0-X.html

Grammar book: http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/NION-1.pdf

Reader: http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/NION%20II-2011.pdf

Glossary: http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Glossary%202011.pdf

Dctionary: http://norse.ulver.com/dct/zoega/

Extra resources: http://on.langeslag.org/

Different documents (sagas, grammar etc.): http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/

Feel free to share everything you have and I'll add it here so everyone can use these ressources.

May 11, 2015

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DespoinaTi
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Thank you so much for these resources! You could also mention the various Icelandic courses on Memrise :)

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr
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Takk fyrir, I just added it :)

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/pseudocreobotra

Byki has resources for Icelandic too =)

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr
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I didn't know the website, thanks!

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FRENCHGIRL103

thank you

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleCatz

I would add Samaris and Ásgeir to the Icelandic music list!

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kiryo
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And Skálmöld if you want something harder!! ;)

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreaMarino25

Kontinuum, Solsfatir, Skalmold, Sigur Ros... They have a lot of great bands despite they are only 300.000 people! Amazing.

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FRENCHGIRL103

Iceland is a really cool country

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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Excellent! For my "to do" list for later ;-)

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/efskap
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Surprised you didn't mention Sigur Ros, probably the most popular Icelandic-language band out there.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleCatz

Or Björk! :-O

Also, did you know Of Mice and Men is Icelandic? They sound so American.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/efskap
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I think you mean Of Monsters and Men hahaha

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleCatz

Omg haha! Yes, thank you!

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr
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I added the new suggestions of music bands, but some of them (Björk and Ásgeir) only sing in English right? I was looking for Icelandic-speaking music.

PD: I just added a few bands that came to my mind in that moment, so I left a lot behind, that's why I asked for your help to complete a reasonable list :)

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee
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Try Í svörtum fötum :)

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Cool Icelandic Lessons on YouTube is also a good resource, excellent for vocabulary and pronunciation. Also, if you are not sure how to pronounce something, give forvo.com a try!

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr
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Both are added :) Thanks for those awesome resources, they'll be pretty useful! :)

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

You are welcome!

October 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelsinder

Íslenska fyrir alla is great! You can download the books and audio files from their website http://tungumalatorg.is/ifa/

October 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KsChoice
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Thank you for the ressources! I'd love to learn Icelandic, so now I know where to start...

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/disappointmentt

i know this thread is old but does anyone like múgsefjun??

July 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Liveforyou2213

I will just wait for there to be an Icelandic course on Duolingo, tack så mycket :)

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/efskap
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well youre gonna be waiting for a really long time kiddo

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cezardeoribeiro

Takk, Mundgeirr!!

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Carlene960997

Thanks for this thread!

February 1, 2019
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