Icelandic Resources

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: 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):

Learning serie of videos:

Course "Íslenska fyrir alla":

People's suggestions

Memrise (@DespoinaTi)

Byki (@pseudocreobotra)

Cool Icelandic Lessons (Youtube channel): (@brittalexiswm)

Forvo (Word pronounciation database): (@brittalexiswm)

I have a couple of dictionaries for both english and german speakers:

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

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:

Another course:

Grammar book:




Extra resources:

Different documents (sagas, grammar etc.):

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

May 11, 2015


Thank you so much for these resources! You could also mention the various Icelandic courses on Memrise :)

May 11, 2015

Takk fyrir, I just added it :)

May 11, 2015

Byki has resources for Icelandic too =)

May 11, 2015

I didn't know the website, thanks!

May 11, 2015

thank you

May 11, 2015

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

May 12, 2015

And Skálmöld if you want something harder!! ;)

May 13, 2015

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

August 26, 2015

Iceland is a really cool country

May 11, 2015

Excellent! For my "to do" list for later ;-)

May 12, 2015

Surprised you didn't mention Sigur Ros, probably the most popular Icelandic-language band out there.

May 13, 2015

Or Björk! :-O

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

May 13, 2015

I think you mean Of Monsters and Men hahaha

May 14, 2015

Omg haha! Yes, thank you!

May 14, 2015

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

Try Í svörtum fötum :)

May 15, 2015

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 a try!

October 10, 2015

Both are added :) Thanks for those awesome resources, they'll be pretty useful! :)

October 11, 2015

You are welcome!

October 11, 2015

Íslenska fyrir alla is great! You can download the books and audio files from their website

October 13, 2015

Thank you for the ressources! I'd love to learn Icelandic, so now I know where to start...

August 28, 2016

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

July 22, 2017

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

November 15, 2017

well youre gonna be waiting for a really long time kiddo

November 15, 2017

Takk, Mundgeirr!!

August 30, 2018

Thanks for this thread!

February 1, 2019

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