The small tiny nation of Iceland and its less than 400,000 Icelandic speakers are a special group. Even though Icelandic is classified as a Germanic language, Icelanders are the only ones who maintain the ability to read the sagas from Old Norse literature. Like German, Icelandic has four cases and three genders but sounds and looks much different than the other Germanic languages. Learn Icelandic to help you navigate the famously beautiful Iceland on your next vacation.
Pimsleur Icelandic Conversational Course
Pimsleur is an all audio program for language learning. The Icelandic Conversational course has 16 lessons, each 30 minutes long, for a total of 8 hours. If you like the method you can graduate and buy the full version, which is significantly more expensive.
Colloquial Icelandic: The Complete Course for Beginners
The Colloquial series by Routledge covers dozens of languages, including Icelandic. The most recent version includes many exercises, answer keys, bilingual glossary, and online audio materials.
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One of Icelands greatest musical exports. Sigur Rós falls in the post-rock genre.
1955 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Of Monsters and Men
They sing in English but are from Iceland. The band skyrocked to popularity in the last few years.
It is claimed the viking Leif 'discovered' America before Columbus did.
Rose to fame via music but has ventured into other fields too.
The Little Book of the Icelanders in the Old Days
This book contains 50 small essays on the olden days in Iceland. It talks about the resilience of the people despite oppression from foreign rulers and living in an extremely unforgiving environment.