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Icelandic Translation

Icelandic Translation

If you require qualified language services in Icelandic , Target Language Translation Services offers a complete set of solutions to meet the needs of its worldwide clients. Our Icelandic translation service aims to provide simple, yet efficient translation from Icelandic into English, or vice versa. Our linguists are fully certified and experienced to translate any official documents, or indeed any sort of written text, whatever its purpose.

Our linguists can handle any documents you need translated without any fuss. Just read the instructions on this website and upload whatever you need translated without wasting time visiting an office.

Icelandic-speaking areas

Iceland, where Icelandic is the language of the majority

About Icelandic (Íslenska)

Icelandic is a Northern Germanic language spoken mainly in Iceland (Ísland), and also in Canada (Kanada) and the USA (Bandaríki Norður-Ameríku).

In 2017 the population of Icelandic was 338,349, the vast majority of whom speak Icelandic. In 2013 there were approximately 15,000 native speakers of Icelandic outside Iceland: including 8,000 in Denmark, 5,000 in the USA, and 1,400 in Canada, especially in Manitoba. The total number of Icelandic speakers is about 350,000.

Icelandic is the closest of the Northern Germanic languages to Old Norse, and it is possible for Icelandic speakers to read the Old Norse sagas in the original without too much difficulty. It is closely related to Faroese and western dialects of Norwegian, and less closely related to Danish and Swedish.

The first permanent settlement in Iceland was established by Vikings from Norway and Celts from the British Isles in 870 AD. The main language of the settlers was Old Norse or the Dǫnsk tunga (Danish tongue). A number of great literary works - the sagas - were written by Icelanders during the 12th and 13th centuries. These sagas, many of which were the work of unknown authors, were written in a language very much like Old Norse. The greatest known authors from this period were Ari the Learned (1068-1148) and Snorri Sturlson (1179-1241).

From 1262 until the 15th century, Iceland was governed by Norway, then the Danes took over. During the periods of Norwegian and Danish rule, Norwegian and Danish were used in Iceland, to some extent.

In 1944 Iceland gained its independence and Icelandic was revived as an official and literary language. Today there is a flourishing publishing industry in Iceland and Icelanders are probably the keenest readers and writers in the world.

Icelandic alphabet (íslenska stafrófið)

Icelandic alphabet (íslenska stafrófið)

The letters C (se), Q (kú) and W (tvöfalt vaff) are also used, but only in foreign loanwords. The letter Z (seta) is no longer used in Icelandic, except in the newspaper Morgunblaðið

Icelandic Pronunciation

Icelandic Pronunciation


Stressed vowels are long:

- in one-syllable words where the vowel is word-final;

- before a single consonant;

- before the consonant clusters pr, tr, kr, sr, pj, tj, sj, tv or kv

Elsewhere stressed vowels are short

Unstressed vowels are always short

nn = [tn] after an accented vowel or a diphthong

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