The complete list of the 1000 most common Icelandic words

Icelandic is a fascinating language. While many Scandinavian languages have changed a lot since the Viking age, Icelandic has remained much closer to the original Old Norse language from that era.

Because Icelandic has remained relatively unchanged, modern readers can still access the country's medieval literature and sagas.

Below, you’ll find a list of the one thousand most common Icelandic words, based on a statistical analysis of a large collection of Icelandic texts.

The purpose of this list is to provide language learners with the basic Icelandic vocabulary.

It’s worth noting that there are some additional Icelandic vocabulary words that relate to the geography of Iceland which are worth learning. Examples of these include: “jökull” (meaning “glacier”), “eldfjall” (meaning “volcano”), and “foss” (meaning “waterfall”).

  1. [conjunction]
    (that)

    The frequent use of the Icelandic word “að” can be explained by its many uses: it can serve as a conjunction corresponding to the English word “that”; it is also a particle for verbs in the infinitive form (in which case it translates to the English word “to”). In addition, it can serve as a preposition meaning “to” or “towards”.

  2. í
    [preposition]
    (in)
  3. og
    [conjunction]
    (and)
  4. á
    [preposition]
    (on)
  5. vera
    [verb]
    (to be)
  6. sem
    [conjunction]
    (as)
  7. til
    [preposition]
    (to)
  8. um
    [preposition]
    (about)
  9. við
    [pronoun]
    (we)
  10. það
    [pronoun]
    (it)
  11. ekki
    [adverb]
    (not)
  12. en
    [conjunction]
    (but)
  13. með
    [preposition]
    (with)
  14. hafa
    [verb]
    (to have)
  15. fyrir
    [preposition]
    (for)
  16. af
    [preposition]
    (from)
  17. ég
    [pronoun]
    (I)
  18. hann
    [pronoun]
    (he)
  19. því
    [conjunction]
    (because)
  20. frá
    [preposition]
    (from)
  21. þar
    [adverb]
    (there)
  22. eftir
    [preposition]
    (after)
  23. þá
    [adverb]
    (then)
  24. þetta
    [pronoun]
    (this)
  25. koma
    [verb]
    (come)
  26. verða
    [verb]
    (become)
  27. þeir
    [pronoun]
    (they)
  28. ár
    [noun]
    (year)
  29. fram
    [adverb]
    (forward)
  30. þegar
    [conjunction]
    (when)
  31. hún
    [pronoun]
    (she)
  32. fara
    [verb]
    (to go)
  33. svo
    [adverb]
    (so)
  34. þessi
    [pronoun]
    (this)
  35. eða
    [conjunction]
    (or)
  36. upp
    [adverb]
    (up)
  37. taka
    [verb]
    (take)
  38. úr
    [preposition]
    (out of)
  39. segja
    [verb]
    (say)
  40. eins
    [adverb]
    (as)
  41. þess
    [pronoun]
    (this)
  42. maður
    [noun]
    (man)
  43. gera
    [verb]
    (to do)
  44. [adverb]
    (now)
  45. [verb]
    (to get)
  46. allur
    [adjective]
    (all)
  47. vegna
    [preposition]
    (because of)
  48. hjá
    [preposition]
    (at)
  49. ef
    [conjunction]
    (if)
  50. geta
    [verb]
    (to be able to)
  51. út
    [adverb]
    (out)
  52. sig
    [pronoun]
    (oneself)
  53. yfir
    [preposition]
    (over)
  54. annar
    [adjective]
    (other)
  55. inn
    [adverb]
    (in)
  56. hér
    [adverb]
    (here)
  57. þeirra
    [pronoun]
    (their)
  58. þó
    [conjunction]
    (though)
  59. sinn
    [pronoun]
    (his/her/its own)
  60. einnig
    [adverb]
    (also)
  61. vel
    [adverb]
    (well)
  62. þeim
    [pronoun]
    (them)
  63. bara
    [adverb]
    (only)
  64. hvað
    [pronoun]
    (what)
  65. halda
    [verb]
    (to think)
  66. fólk
    [noun]
    (people)
  67. vilja
    [verb]
    (to want)
  68. dag
    [noun]
    (day)
  69. þú
    [pronoun]
    (you)
  70. hægt
    [adjective]
    (possible)
  71. mjög
    [adverb]
    (very)
  72. allt
    [adjective]
    (all)
  73. eiga
    [verb]
    (to own)
  74. mun
    [verb]
    (will)
  75. króna
    [noun]
    (crown)

    “króna” is a widely used Icelandic word because it refers to the currency of Iceland.

  76. hans
    [pronoun]
    (his)
  77. einn
    [adjective]
    (one)
  78. sjá
    [verb]
    (to see)
  79. vinna
    [verb]
    (work)
  80. undir
    [preposition]
    (under)
  81. hvort
    [conjunction]
    (whether)
  82. enn
    [adverb]
    (still)
  83. mikið
    [adjective]
    (much)
  84. finna
    [verb]
    (find)
  85. samkvæmt
    [preposition]
    (according to)
  86. gegn
    [preposition]
    (against)
  87. áður
    [adverb]
    (before)
  88. ganga
    [verb]
    (to walk)
  89. síðan
    [adverb]
    (then)
  90. mér
    [pronoun]
    (me)
  91. meðal
    [preposition]
    (between)
  92. leikur
    [noun]
    (game)
  93. ekkert
    [pronoun]
    (nothing)
  94. okkur
    [pronoun]
    (us)
  95. land
    [noun]
    (country)
  96. tími
    [noun]
    (time)
  97. góður
    [adjective]
    (good)

    The Icelandic adjective “góður” and the English adjective “good” look similar because they are cognates. They originate from the same Proto-Germanic word.

  98. þær
    [pronoun]
    (they)
  99. milli
    [preposition]
    (between)
  100. hvernig
    [adverb]
    (how)
  101. þessu
    [pronoun]
    (this)
  102. þau
    [pronoun]
    (they)
  103. dagur
    [noun]
    (day)
  104. leggja
    [verb]
    (put)
  105. þurfa
    [verb]
    (to need)
  106. sama
    [adjective]
    (same)
  107. meira
    [adverb]
    (more)
  108. mynd
    [noun]
    (picture)
  109. mikill
    [adjective]
    (big)

    Although the Icelandic adjective “mikill” and the English word “much” do not look very similar, they are cognates that originate from the same Proto-Germanic origin.

  110. saman
    [adverb]
    (together)
  111. þannig
    [adverb]
    (like that)
  112. gefa
    [verb]
    (give)
  113. áfram
    [adverb]
    (forward)
  114. vita
    [verb]
    (know)
  115. Ísland
    [noun]
    (Iceland)
  116. aftur
    [adverb]
    (back)
  117. niður
    [adverb]
    (down)
  118. heldur
    [conjunction]
    (rather)
  119. íslenskur
    [adjective]
    (Icelandic)
  120. stór
    [adjective]
    (big)

    The Icelandic word “stór” is almost the same as the Swedish word “stor” because they both originate from Old Norse. For more similar words, see this comparison of Icelandic and Swedish.

  121. lið
    [noun]
    (team)
  122. mál
    [noun]
    (language)
  123. okkar
    [pronoun]
    (our)
  124. líka
    [adverb]
    (also)
  125. nýr
    [adjective]
    (new)
  126. svona
    [adverb]
    (like this)
  127. ætla
    [verb]
    (intend)
  128. hver
    [pronoun]
    (who)
  129. öðrum
    [pronoun]
    (each other)
  130. alltaf
    [adverb]
    (always)
  131. telja
    [verb]
    (count)
  132. enginn
    [pronoun]
    (no one)
  133. [pronoun]
    (that)
  134. einhver
    [pronoun]
    (someone)
  135. leið
    [noun]
    (way)
  136. hennar
    [pronoun]
    (her)
  137. annað
    [adjective]
    (other)
  138. láta
    [verb]
    (let)
  139. [pronoun]
    (that)
  140. gær
    [adverb]
    (yesterday)
  141. sinni
    [pronoun]
    (his/her)
  142. ræða
    [verb]
    (talk)
  143. vegur
    [noun]
    (road)
  144. bera
    [verb]
    (carry)
  145. öllum
    [pronoun]
    (all)
  146. grein
    [noun]
    (article)
  147. enda
    [verb]
    (end)
  148. setja
    [verb]
    (put)
  149. hinn
    [adjective]
    (the)
  150. innan
    [preposition]
    (within)
  151. eitthvað
    [pronoun]
    (something)
  152. mín
    [pronoun]
    (my)
  153. án
    [preposition]
    (without)
  154. skrifa
    [verb]
    (write)
  155. nema
    [conjunction]
    (except)
  156. hluti
    [noun]
    (part)
  157. fyrirtæki
    [noun]
    (company)
  158. mig
    [pronoun]
    (me)
  159. alveg
    [adverb]
    (completely)
  160. tala
    [verb]
    (speak)
  161. aldrei
    [adverb]
    (never)
  162. gott
    [adjective]
    (good)
  163. [verb]
    (reach)
  164. standa
    [verb]
    (stand)
  165. sína
    [pronoun]
    (their)
  166. aðeins
    [adverb]
    (only)
  167. fleiri
    [adjective]
    (more)
  168. starf
    [noun]
    (work)
  169. auk
    [preposition]
    (in addition to)
  170. stjórn
    [noun]
    (government)
  171. fyrr
    [adverb]
    (earlier)
  172. þátt
    [noun]
    (part)
  173. allir
    [adjective]
    (all)
  174. nokkur
    [adjective]
    (some)
  175. sjálfur
    [adjective]
    (self)
  176. margur
    [adjective]
    (many)
  177. morgun
    [noun]
    (morning)
  178. þúsund
    [noun]
    (thousand)
  179. ljós
    [noun]
    (light)
  180. sýna
    [verb]
    (show)
  181. reyna
    [verb]
    (try)
  182. fyrst
    [adverb]
    (first)
  183. september
    [noun]
    (September)
  184. búa
    [verb]
    (to live, to reside)
  185. eitt
    [numeral]
    (one)
  186. þessum
    [pronoun]
    (this)
  187. hátt
    [noun]
    (way)
  188. barn
    [noun]
    (child)
  189. honum
    [pronoun]
    (him)
  190. rétt
    [adjective]
    (right)
  191. hús
    [noun]
    (house)
  192. öll
    [adjective]
    (all)
  193. kannski
    [adverb]
    (maybe)
  194. líf
    [noun]
    (life)
  195. orð
    [noun]
    (word)
  196. rannsókn
    [noun]
    (research)
  197. áhrif
    [noun]
    (influence)
  198. réttur
    [noun]
    (right)
  199. of
    [preposition]
    (too)
  200. lán
    [noun]
    (loan)
  201. liggja
    [verb]
    (lie)
  202. stað
    [noun]
    (place)
  203. bæði
    [conjunction]
    (both)
  204. ein
    [adjective]
    (one)
  205. spila
    [verb]
    (play)
  206. heimur
    [noun]
    (world)
  207. sérstaklega
    [adverb]
    (especially)
  208. fylgja
    [verb]
    (to follow)
  209. beint
    [adverb]
    (directly)
  210. frekar
    [adverb]
    (rather)
  211. félag
    [noun]
    (company)
  212. nota
    [verb]
    (to use)
  213. henni
    [pronoun]
    (her)
  214. draga
    [verb]
    (to pull)
  215. ágúst
    [noun]
    (August)
  216. erlendur
    [adjective]
    (foreign)
  217. ráð
    [noun]
    (advice)
  218. gæta
    [verb]
    (to watch)
  219. staður
    [noun]
    (place)
  220. breyta
    [verb]
    (to change)
  221. síður
    [adverb]
    (however)
  222. júní
    [noun]
    (June)
  223. betur
    [adverb]
    (better)
  224. maí
    [noun]
    (May)
  225. heim
    [noun]
    (home)
  226. menn
    [noun]
    (men)
  227. tekið
    [verb]
    (to take)
  228. kvöld
    [noun]
    (evening)

    The Icelandic word “kvöld” (which means “evening”) resembles the Norwegian word “kveld” which has the same meaning. For more words that are similar between these two Scandinavian languages, see this comparison of Icelandic and Norwegian.

  229. þarna
    [adverb]
    (there)
  230. reyndar
    [adverb]
    (actually)
  231. svæði
    [noun]
    (area)
  232. skoða
    [verb]
    (view)
  233. formaður
    [noun]
    (chairman)
  234. stig
    [noun]
    (degree)
  235. milljarður
    [noun]
    (billion)
  236. frétt
    [noun]
    (news)
  237. október
    [noun]
    (October)
  238. samt
    [adverb]
    (still)
  239. meiri
    [adjective]
    (more)
  240. sögn
    [noun]
    (verb)
  241. hópur
    [noun]
    (group)
  242. mat
    [noun]
    (assessment)
  243. oft
    [adverb]
    (often)
  244. kaupa
    [verb]
    (buy)
  245. sumar
    [noun]
    (summer)
  246. yrði
    [verb]
    (would)
  247. líklega
    [adverb]
    (probably)
  248. samningur
    [noun]
    (agreement)
  249. auðvitað
    [adverb]
    (of course)
  250. verkefni
    [noun]
    (project)
  251. apríl
    [noun]
    (April)
  252. dæmi
    [noun]
    (example)
  253. minni
    [adjective]
    (smaller)
  254. alla
    [pronoun]
    (all)
  255. mars
    [noun]
    (March)
  256. mæta
    [verb]
    (meet)
  257. byggja
    [verb]
    (build)
  258. sæti
    [noun]
    (seat)
  259. ríki
    [noun]
    (kingdom)
  260. selja
    [verb]
    (sell)
  261. senda
    [verb]
    (send)
  262. kynna
    [verb]
    (introduce)
  263. minn
    [pronoun]
    (my)
  264. lengi
    [adverb]
    (long)
  265. bæta
    [verb]
    (improve)
  266. athugasemd
    [noun]
    (comment)
  267. orðið
    [noun]
    (word)
  268. lög
    [noun]
    (laws)
  269. ásamt
    [preposition]
    (along with)
  270. lengur
    [adjective]
    (longer)
  271. janúar
    [noun]
    (January)
  272. ráða
    [verb]
    (advise)
  273. hætta
    [verb]
    (stop)
  274. gert
    [adjective]
    (done)
  275. flokkur
    [noun]
    (category)
  276. horfa
    [verb]
    (watch)
  277. lögregla
    [noun]
    (police)
  278. ákvörðun
    [noun]
    (decision)
  279. tíma
    [noun]
    (time)
  280. langur
    [adjective]
    (long)
  281. ábyrgð
    [noun]
    (responsibility)
  282. fundur
    [noun]
    (meeting)
  283. þjóð
    [noun]
    (nation)
  284. tvö
    [number]
    (two)
  285. næsta
    [adjective]
    (next)
  286. alls
    [adverb]
    (all)
  287. komast
    [verb]
    (to come)
  288. leita
    [verb]
    (search)
  289. annars
    [adverb]
    (otherwise)
  290. gerð
    [noun]
    (type)
  291. lítið
    [adjective]
    (small)
  292. hlutur
    [noun]
    (thing)
  293. bjóða
    [verb]
    (offer)
  294. greiða
    [verb]
    (pay)
  295. benda
    [verb]
    (point)
  296. saga
    [noun]
    (story)
  297. mánuður
    [noun]
    (month)
  298. tryggja
    [verb]
    (ensure)
  299. skipta
    [verb]
    (divide)
  300. nefna
    [verb]
    (to name)
  301. helgi
    [noun]
    (holiday)
  302. nafn
    [noun]
    (name)
  303. starfsemi
    [noun]
    (activity)
  304. skal
    [verb]
    (shall)
  305. ári
    [noun]
    (year)
  306. árangur
    [noun]
    (success)
  307. hvert
    [pronoun]
    (each)
  308. margir
    [adjective]
    (many)
  309. myndi
    [verb]
    (would)
  310. lesa
    [verb]
    (to read)
  311. mynda
    [verb]
    (to create)
  312. forsætisráðherra
    [noun]
    (prime minister)
  313. nóvember
    [noun]
    (November)
  314. banki
    [noun]
    (bank)
  315. hugmynd
    [noun]
    (idea)
  316. haust
    [noun]
    (autumn)
  317. Íslandi
    [noun]
    (Iceland)
  318. átta
    [number]
    (eight)
  319. borð
    [noun]
    (table)
  320. þessari
    [pronoun]
    (this)
  321. slíkur
    [adjective]
    (such)
  322. hækka
    [verb]
    (to raise)
  323. dags
    [noun]
    (day)
  324. lok
    [noun]
    (end)
  325. kona
    [noun]
    (woman)
  326. samband
    [noun]
    (connection)
  327. meðan
    [conjunction]
    (while)
  328. framan
    [adverb]
    (forward)
  329. árum
    [noun]
    (years)
  330. nýta
    [verb]
    (use)
  331. niðurstaða
    [noun]
    (result)
  332. byrja
    [verb]
    (start)
  333. gerast
    [verb]
    (happen)
  334. verð
    [noun]
    (price)
  335. komu
    [noun]
    (arrival)
  336. ætti
    [verb]
    (should)
  337. þér
    [pronoun]
    (you)
  338. desember
    [noun]
    (December)
  339. sett
    [verb]
    (set)
  340. forseti
    [noun]
    (president)
  341. fimm
    [numeral]
    (five)
  342. tilkynna
    [verb]
    (announce)
  343. hin
    [adjective]
    (the other)
  344. betri
    [adjective]
    (better)
  345. langt
    [adverb]
    (far)
  346. sækja
    [verb]
    (fetch)
  347. gegnum
    [noun]
    (through)
  348. munur
    [noun]
    (difference)
  349. erum
    [verb]
    (are)
  350. athygli
    [noun]
    (attention)
  351. síðar
    [adverb]
    (later)
  352. ofan
    [adverb]
    (above)
  353. nokkuð
    [pronoun]
    (something)
  354. vika
    [noun]
    (week)
  355. tveir
    [number]
    (two)
  356. heimili
    [noun]
    (home)
  357. bíll
    [noun]
    (car)
  358. einungis
    [adverb]
    (only)
  359. einkum
    [adverb]
    (especially)
  360. rekstur
    [noun]
    (operation)
  361. færa
    [verb]
    (move)
  362. kalla
    [verb]
    (call)
  363. þrjú
    [number]
    (three)
  364. samþykkt
    [noun]
    (approval)
  365. kostur
    [noun]
    (option)
  366. sín
    [pronoun]
    (his/her)
  367. ráðherra
    [noun]
    (minister)
  368. forsíða
    [noun]
    (front page)
  369. ríkisstjórn
    [noun]
    (government)
  370. stefna
    [noun]
    (policy)
  371. líta
    [verb]
    (look)
  372. bréf
    [noun]
    (letter)
  373. ástæða
    [noun]
    (reason)
  374. sigur
    [noun]
    (victory)
  375. t.d.
    [abbreviation]
    (for example)
  376. [adjective]
    (new)
  377. flytja
    [verb]
    (move)
  378. febrúar
    [noun]
    (February)
  379. tækifæri
    [noun]
    (opportunity)
  380. skora
    [verb]
    (score)
  381. uppi
    [adverb]
    (up)
  382. efni
    [noun]
    (subject)
  383. hitta
    [verb]
    (meet)
  384. þriðja
    [adjective]
    (third)
  385. áhuga
    [noun]
    (interest)
  386. skóli
    [noun]
    (school)
  387. eftirlit
    [noun]
    (supervision)
  388. hefja
    [verb]
    (start)
  389. [adverb]
    (yes)
  390. vekja
    [verb]
    (wake)
  391. slá
    [verb]
    (hit)
  392. úti
    [adverb]
    (outside)
  393. færsla
    [noun]
    (transfer)
  394. breyting
    [noun]
    (change)
  395. sinnum
    [noun]
    (times)
  396. orðinn
    [adjective]
    (become)
  397. viðtal
    [noun]
    (interview)
  398. börn
    [noun]
    (children)
  399. fékk
    [verb]
    (received)
  400. tveimur
    [numeral]
    (two)
  401. núverandi
    [adjective]
    (current)
  402. mætti
    [verb]
    (could)
  403. Íslendingur
    [noun]
    (Icelander)
  404. hversu
    [adverb]
    (how)
  405. jafnvel
    [adverb]
    (even)
  406. átt
    [noun]
    (direction)
  407. kominn
    [adjective]
    (arrived)
  408. falla
    [verb]
    (fall)
  409. hana
    [pronoun]
    (her)
  410. leikmaður
    [noun]
    (player)
  411. nýtt
    [adjective]
    (new)
  412. kosning
    [noun]
    (election)
  413. [conjunction]
    (nor)
  414. opna
    [verb]
    (open)
  415. aðstoð
    [noun]
    (assistance)
  416. gögn
    [noun]
    (data)
  417. Reykjavík
    [noun]
    (Reykjavik)
  418. von
    [noun]
    (hope)
  419. skrá
    [verb]
    (register)
  420. júlí
    [noun]
    (July)
  421. traust
    [noun]
    (trust)
  422. þakka
    [verb]
    (thank)
  423. gamall
    [adjective]
    (old)
  424. þangað
    [adverb]
    (there)
  425. minna
    [verb]
    (remind)
  426. yfirleitt
    [adverb]
    (usually)
  427. svara
    [verb]
    (answer)
  428. illa
    [adverb]
    (badly)
  429. sammála
    [verb]
    (agree)
  430. óviðeigandi
    [adjective]
    (inappropriate)
  431. mikil
    [adjective]
    (much)
  432. skoðun
    [noun]
    (opinion)
  433. síst
    [adverb]
    (last)
  434. vetur
    [noun]
    (winter)

    Due to its Nordic climate, Iceland has long and harsh winters. The importance of the winter season explains the frequent use of the word “vetur”.

  435. myndir
    [noun]
    (pictures)
  436. velja
    [verb]
    (choose)
  437. nýja
    [adjective]
    (new)
  438. tilkynning
    [noun]
    (announcement)
  439. hönd
    [noun]
    (hand)
  440. árinu
    [noun]
    (year)
  441. hluta
    [noun]
    (part)
  442. sitt
    [pronoun]
    (his/her)
  443. sjö
    [number]
    (seven)
  444. úrslit
    [noun]
    (result)
  445. vísa
    [verb]
    (show)
  446. skipti
    [noun]
    (exchange)
  447. evra
    [noun]
    (euro)
  448. víða
    [adverb]
    (widely)
  449. kerfi
    [noun]
    (system)
  450. veita
    [verb]
    (give)
  451. hæð
    [noun]
    (height)
  452. skilja
    [verb]
    (understand)
  453. lýsa
    [verb]
    (describe)
  454. nótt
    [noun]
    (night)

    Iceland, because of its location near the Arctic Circle, has large variations in daylight hours between the summer and the winter. During the summer months, the days are long, and on summer solstice, the sun sets just after midnight. In winter, however, the nights are very long. The importance of nights leads to the frequent use of the word “nótt” in the Icelandic language.

  455. ykkur
    [pronoun]
    (you)
  456. eigi
    [verb]
    (own)
  457. afar
    [adverb]
    (very)
  458. gildi
    [noun]
    (value)
  459. væntanlega
    [adverb]
    (probably)
  460. styðja
    [verb]
    (support)
  461. leika
    [verb]
    (play)
  462. upplýsing
    [noun]
    (information)
  463. fullur
    [adjective]
    (full)
  464. daginn
    [noun]
    (day)
  465. leyfi
    [noun]
    (permission)
  466. leit
    [noun]
    (search)
  467. nefnd
    [noun]
    (committee)
  468. Íslands
    [noun]
    (Iceland)
  469. landi
    [noun]
    (country)
  470. daga
    [noun]
    (days)
  471. tók
    [verb]
    (took)
  472. laga
    [verb]
    (fix)
  473. skýrsla
    [noun]
    (report)
  474. þótt
    [conjunction]
    (although)
  475. banka
    [verb]
    (knock)
  476. fjórum
    [numeral]
    (four)
  477. þriggja
    [numeral]
    (three)
  478. hlutverk
    [noun]
    (role)
  479. læra
    [verb]
    (learn)
  480. mestur
    [adjective]
    (most)
  481. þing
    [noun]
    (assembly)
  482. samtök
    [noun]
    (association)
  483. framkvæmd
    [noun]
    (execution)
  484. leiða
    [verb]
    (lead)
  485. boða
    [verb]
    (announce)
  486. einstaklingur
    [noun]
    (individual)
  487. sínu
    [pronoun]
    (his/her)
  488. þjálfari
    [noun]
    (trainer)
  489. öllu
    [pronoun]
    (everything)
  490. próf
    [noun]
    (exam)
  491. þið
    [pronoun]
    (you)
  492. spurning
    [noun]
    (question)
  493. regla
    [noun]
    (rule)
  494. nefnilega
    [adverb]
    (namely)
  495. baka
    [verb]
    (bake)
  496. samfélag
    [noun]
    (community)
  497. kenna
    [verb]
    (teach)
  498. fyrrverandi
    [adjective]
    (former)
  499. heimsókn
    [noun]
    (visit)
  500. hérna
    [adverb]
    (here)
  501. loka
    [verb]
    (close)
  502. umræða
    [noun]
    (discussion)
  503. dýr
    [noun]
    (animal)
  504. stærð
    [noun]
    (size)
  505. borg
    [noun]
    (city)
  506. fjórir
    [number]
    (four)
  507. röð
    [noun]
    (row)
  508. munu
    [verb]
    (will)
  509. hvaða
    [pronoun]
    (which)
  510. markmið
    [noun]
    (purpose, goal)
  511. bíða
    [verb]
    (wait)
  512. jafn
    [adjective]
    (equal)
  513. lausn
    [noun]
    (solution)
  514. rúm
    [noun]
    (space)
  515. tilboð
    [noun]
    (offer)
  516. meta
    [verb]
    (measure)
  517. núna
    [adverb]
    (now)
  518. heimild
    [noun]
    (source)
  519. nær
    [adjective]
    (close)
  520. vor
    [noun]
    (spring)

    After the harsh winters and limited daylight hours, the arrival of the spring season brings a much-anticipated time of the year. This is why the Icelandic word “vor” (which means “spring”) is often used.

  521. mæla
    [verb]
    (speak)
  522. velta
    [verb]
    (roll)
  523. milljón
    [noun]
    (million)
  524. deild
    [noun]
    (department)
  525. umferð
    [noun]
    (traffic)
  526. tengsl
    [noun]
    (connection)
  527. tenging
    [noun]
    (connection)
  528. hagnaður
    [noun]
    (profit)
  529. starfa
    [verb]
    (work)
  530. viðskipti
    [noun]
    (business)
  531. skip
    [noun]
    (ship)
  532. skila
    [verb]
    (return)
  533. lögð
    [adjective]
    (laid)
  534. leyfa
    [verb]
    (allow)
  535. lokum
    [adverb]
    (finally)
  536. stjórnarskrá
    [noun]
    (constitution)
  537. styrkur
    [noun]
    (strength)
  538. einu
    [adjective]
    (one)
  539. vinnu
    [noun]
    (work)
  540. stjórnmál
    [noun]
    (politics)
  541. Þór
    [noun]
    (Thor)
  542. Gunnar
    [noun]
    (Gunnar)
  543. ber
    [verb]
    (carry)
  544. íslenska
    [noun]
    (Icelandic)
  545. einfaldlega
    [adverb]
    (simply)
  546. bók
    [noun]
    (book)

    Iceland has a literary tradition that includes sagas such as the “Sagas of the Icelanders”. It is no surprise that the word “bók” (which translates to “book”) is a frequently used Icelandic term.

  547. allar
    [adjective]
    (all)
  548. brot
    [noun]
    (break)
  549. muna
    [verb]
    (remember)
  550. undan
    [preposition]
    (from)
  551. hugsa
    [verb]
    (think)
  552. nánast
    [adverb]
    (almost)
  553. tónlist
    [noun]
    (music)

    Icelandic music is a captivating blend of creativity and innovation. From the ethereal and otherworldly sounds of Sigur Rós to the eclectic and avant-garde style of Björk, Icelandic musicians have made an impact on the global music scene. It is only natural therefore that the term “tónlist” (which means “music”) is a commonly used word in the Icelandic language.

  554. almennt
    [adjective]
    (general)
  555. skemmtilegur
    [adjective]
    (fun)
  556. tíu
    [numeral]
    (ten)
  557. miklu
    [adverb]
    (much)
  558. erindi
    [noun]
    (speech)
  559. mínum
    [pronoun]
    (my)
  560. frumvarp
    [noun]
    (proposal)
  561. beita
    [verb]
    (use)
  562. greina
    [verb]
    (to analyze)
  563. stofn
    [noun]
    (foundation)
  564. auga
    [noun]
    (eye)
  565. yfirlýsing
    [noun]
    (statement)
  566. borga
    [verb]
    (to pay)
  567. Jón
    [proper noun]
    (a male name)

    “Jón” is a popular Icelandic male name. For more of these, see this guide to Icelandic boy names.

  568. breytingar
    [noun]
    (changes)
  569. frábær
    [adjective]
    (great)
  570. hverju
    [pronoun]
    (each)
  571. betra
    [adjective]
    (better)
  572. konur
    [noun]
    (women)
  573. heima
    [adverb]
    (at home)
  574. trúa
    [verb]
    (to believe)
  575. aðili
    [noun]
    (person)
  576. mitt
    [pronoun]
    (my)
  577. miður
    [adjective]
    (middle)
  578. sýning
    [noun]
    (exhibition)
  579. heyra
    [verb]
    (to hear)
  580. fulltrúi
    [noun]
    (representative)
  581. lækka
    [verb]
    (to lower)
  582. för
    [noun]
    (journey)
  583. reynsla
    [noun]
    (experience)
  584. kringum
    [preposition]
    (around)
  585. framkvæmdastjóri
    [noun]
    (managing director)
  586. ferð
    [noun]
    (journey)
  587. sérstakur
    [adjective]
    (special)
  588. dómur
    [noun]
    (judgment)
  589. engu
    [pronoun]
    (nothing)
  590. mark
    [noun]
    (mark)
  591. beinn
    [adjective]
    (straight)
  592. tímabil
    [noun]
    (period)
  593. birta
    [verb]
    (display)
  594. ákveða
    [verb]
    (decide)
  595. klukkan
    [noun]
    (clock)
  596. hélt
    [verb]
    (held)
  597. strax
    [adverb]
    (immediately)
  598. starfsmenn
    [noun]
    (employees)
  599. Akureyri
    [proper noun]
    (Akureyri)
  600. sjóður
    [noun]
    (fund)
  601. þáttur
    [noun]
    (part)
  602. staða
    [noun]
    (position)
  603. næstur
    [adjective]
    (next)
  604. fjöldi
    [noun]
    (number)
  605. hve
    [adverb]
    (how)
  606. allan
    [adjective]
    (all)
  607. laun
    [noun]
    (salary)
  608. konar
    [noun]
    (kind)
  609. tæki
    [noun]
    (tool)
  610. inni
    [adverb]
    (inside)
  611. verk
    [noun]
    (work)
  612. vonandi
    [adverb]
    (hopefully)
  613. búinn
    [adjective]
    (ready)
  614. stofnun
    [noun]
    (institution)
  615. lögum
    [noun]
    (laws)
  616. eina
    [adjective]
    (one)
  617. eign
    [noun]
    (property)
  618. reikna
    [verb]
    (calculate)
  619. fjórði
    [adjective]
    (fourth)
  620. lítill
    [adjective]
    (small)
  621. kirkja
    [noun]
    (church)
  622. gat
    [verb]
    (had)
  623. tveggja
    [adjective]
    (two)
  624. hækkun
    [noun]
    (increase)
  625. Ólafur
    [proper noun]
    (Olafur)
  626. þátttaka
    [noun]
    (participation)
  627. sitja
    [verb]
    (sit)
  628. hendi
    [noun]
    (hand)
  629. kvenna
    [noun]
    (women)
  630. kunna
    [verb]
    (know)
  631. gengi
    [noun]
    (currency)
  632. hvar
    [adverb]
    (where)
  633. svið
    [noun]
    (field)
  634. helst
    [adverb]
    (mostly)
  635. vitni
    [noun]
    (witness)
  636. minnka
    [verb]
    (decrease)
  637. eldur
    [noun]
    (fire)
  638. góða
    [adjective]
    (good)
  639. notuð
    [verb]
    (used)
  640. fallegur
    [adjective]
    (beautiful)
  641. áhersla
    [noun]
    (emphasis)
  642. manna
    [noun]
    (man)
  643. njóta
    [verb]
    (enjoy)
  644. bær
    [noun]
    (town)
  645. sennilega
    [adverb]
    (probably)
  646. [adverb]
    (yes)
  647. kennari
    [noun]
    (teacher)
  648. tjá
    [verb]
    (express)
  649. skera
    [verb]
    (cut)
  650. gestur
    [noun]
    (guest)
  651. eyða
    [verb]
    (waste)
  652. Geir
    [noun]
    (male name)
  653. hálfur
    [adjective]
    (half)
  654. jafna
    [verb]
    (equalize)
  655. fólki
    [noun]
    (people)
  656. fremst
    [adverb]
    (first)
  657. alvarlegur
    [adjective]
    (serious)
  658. eigandi
    [noun]
    (owner)
  659. þykja
    [verb]
    (think)
  660. þýða
    [verb]
    (translate)
  661. virka
    [verb]
    (work)
  662. íslensku
    [noun]
    (Icelandic)
  663. opinber
    [adjective]
    (public)
  664. blað
    [noun]
    (newspaper)
  665. fjölskylda
    [noun]
    (family)
  666. trú
    [noun]
    (faith)
  667. braut
    [noun]
    (road)
  668. samræmi
    [noun]
    (agreement)
  669. alþjóðlegur
    [adjective]
    (international)
  670. safna
    [verb]
    (collect)
  671. fyrstur
    [adjective]
    (first)
  672. alvöru
    [noun]
    (reality)
  673. upphæð
    [noun]
    (amount)
  674. hóf
    [noun]
    (court)
  675. lögreglan
    [noun]
    (police)
  676. sökum
    [preposition]
    (for)
  677. tekin
    [verb]
    (taken)
  678. erlendis
    [adverb]
    (abroad)
  679. umfjöllun
    [noun]
    (discussion)
  680. notkun
    [noun]
    (use)
  681. íslensk
    [adjective]
    (Icelandic)
  682. vandamál
    [noun]
    (problem)
  683. kosti
    [noun]
    (cost)
  684. nóg
    [adjective]
    (enough)
  685. blaðamaður
    [noun]
    (journalist)
  686. rök
    [noun]
    (reason)
  687. mikilvægur
    [adjective]
    (important)
  688. óska
    [verb]
    (wish)
  689. spyrja
    [verb]
    (ask)
  690. stundum
    [adverb]
    (sometimes)
  691. lauk
    [verb]
    (finished)
  692. skipa
    [verb]
    (arrange)
  693. jörð
    [noun]
    (earth)
  694. höfuð
    [noun]
    (head)
  695. vefur
    [noun]
    (web)
  696. neinn
    [adjective]
    (none)
  697. hvorki
    [conjunction]
    (neither)
  698. föt
    [noun]
    (clothes)

    Given Iceland's cold climate, discussions about clothing —particularly about warm and weather-appropriate attire— are common. In addition, Iceland has a tradition of knitting, as can be seen with the iconic Icelandic sweater, or “lopapeysa”. For these reasons, the Icelandic word “föt” (which translates to “clothes”) is a frequently used term.

  699. styrkja
    [verb]
    (strengthen)
  700. áhugi
    [noun]
    (interest)
  701. mínu
    [pronoun]
    (my)
  702. víst
    [adverb]
    (certainly)
  703. endilega
    [adverb]
    (definitely)
  704. vinstri
    [adverb]
    (left)
  705. bifreið
    [noun]
    (car)
  706. húsnæði
    [noun]
    (accommodation)
  707. þingmaður
    [noun]
    (politician)
  708. dögum
    [noun]
    (days)
  709. keyra
    [verb]
    (drive)
  710. þörf
    [noun]
    (need)
  711. þrjár
    [adjective]
    (three)
  712. skulu
    [verb]
    (shall)
  713. yngri
    [adjective]
    (younger)
  714. hingað
    [adverb]
    (here)
  715. atkvæði
    [noun]
    (vote)
  716. móðir
    [noun]
    (mother)
  717. umhverfi
    [noun]
    (environment)
  718. tvær
    [adjective]
    (two)
  719. hrun
    [noun]
    (fall)
  720. eflaust
    [adverb]
    (probably)
  721. reikningur
    [noun]
    (bill)
  722. hlut
    [noun]
    (part)
  723. tilbúinn
    [adjective]
    (ready)
  724. ansi
    [adjective]
    (easy)
  725. þjónusta
    [noun]
    (service)
  726. hlusta
    [verb]
    (listen)
  727. veður
    [noun]
    (weather)

    In Iceland during the winter, the weather can be unpredictable and subject to sudden changes. It is no surprise, then, that the Icelandic word “veður” is a common term in daily conversations and forecasts.

  728. aðgerð
    [noun]
    (action)
  729. aðferð
    [noun]
    (method)
  730. Davíð
    [Proper noun]
    (David)
  731. gekk
    [Verb]
    (went)
  732. smá
    [Adjective]
    (small)
  733. sjúkrahús
    [Noun]
    (hospital)
  734. kallað
    [Verb]
    (called)
  735. samhengi
    [Noun]
    (context)
  736. ávallt
    [Adverb]
    (always)
  737. geyma
    [Verb]
    (store)
  738. níu
    [Numeral]
    (nine)
  739. síða
    [Noun]
    (page)
  740. hverfa
    [Verb]
    (disappear)
  741. kaup
    [Noun]
    (purchase)
  742. báðir
    [Pronoun]
    (both)
  743. stöð
    [Noun]
    (station)
  744. meirihluti
    [Noun]
    (majority)
  745. snúa
    [Verb]
    (turn)
  746. hendur
    [Noun]
    (hands)
  747. tvo
    [Numeral]
    (two)
  748. fylgir
    [Verb]
    (follows)
  749. magn
    [Noun]
    (amount)
  750. kjósa
    [Verb]
    (choose)
  751. miða
    [Noun]
    (ticket)
  752. vinsæll
    [Adjective]
    (popular)
  753. landinu
    [Noun]
    (country)
  754. sigla
    [Verb]
    (sail)
  755. aukinn
    [adjective]
    (increased)
  756. sinna
    [verb]
    (to take care of)
  757. lokið
    [adjective]
    (finished)
  758. barna
    [noun]
    (children)
  759. einkenni
    [noun]
    (characteristics)
  760. manni
    [noun]
    (man)
  761. sleppa
    [verb]
    (to let go)
  762. viss
    [adjective]
    (certain)
  763. einmitt
    [adverb]
    (exactly)
  764. skella
    [verb]
    (to throw)
  765. get
    [verb]
    (to be able to)
  766. lýðræði
    [noun]
    (democracy)
  767. lána
    [verb]
    (to borrow)
  768. félagi
    [noun]
    (member)
  769. aðallega
    [adverb]
    (mainly)
  770. Alþingi
    [noun]
    (parliament)
  771. færi
    [noun]
    (opportunity)
  772. fangelsi
    [noun]
    (prison)
  773. aðgangur
    [noun]
    (access)
  774. kjölfar
    [noun]
    (aftermath)
  775. þremur
    [noun]
    (three)
  776. eyja
    [noun]
    (island)
  777. tæplega
    [adverb]
    (almost)
  778. vörn
    [noun]
    (defense)
  779. seðlabanki
    [noun]
    (bank)
  780. stund
    [noun]
    (hour)
  781. bak
    [noun]
    (back)
  782. gólf
    [noun]
    (floor)
  783. fólks
    [noun]
    (people)
  784. nám
    [noun]
    (education)
  785. skömmu
    [adverb]
    (shortly)
  786. orðin
    [noun]
    (word)
  787. samþykki
    [noun]
    (approval)
  788. lesandi
    [adjective]
    (reading)
  789. Jóhanna
    [proper noun]
    (Johanna)

    Jóhanna is a widely used female name in Icelandic. For more examples, see this guide to Icelandic girl names.

  790. yfirvöld
    [noun]
    (authorities)
  791. skapa
    [verb]
    (create)
  792. ríkið
    [noun]
    (country)
  793. sjálfstæður
    [adjective]
    (independent)
  794. erfiður
    [adjective]
    (difficult)
  795. undirbúningur
    [noun]
    (preparation)
  796. fela
    [verb]
    (hide)
  797. afmæli
    [noun]
    (birthday)
  798. deila
    [verb]
    (share)
  799. lista
    [noun]
    (list)
  800. umsókn
    [noun]
    (application)
  801. byrjun
    [noun]
    (beginning)
  802. allra
    [adjective]
    (all)
  803. lenda
    [verb]
    (land)
  804. embætti
    [noun]
    (office)
  805. baki
    [noun]
    (back)
  806. smár
    [adjective]
    (small)
  807. auka
    [verb]
    (increase)
  808. bygging
    [noun]
    (construction)
  809. klára
    [verb]
    (finish)
  810. spá
    [noun]
    (prediction)
  811. skylda
    [noun]
    (duty)
  812. áratugur
    [noun]
    (decade)
  813. ástand
    [noun]
    (condition)
  814. fjölmiðill
    [noun]
    (media)
  815. Sigurður
    [proper noun]
    (Sigurður)
  816. fjalla
    [verb]
    (talk)
  817. vangaveltur
    [noun]
    (contemplation)
  818. tal
    [noun]
    (number)
  819. markaður
    [noun]
    (market)
  820. menntun
    [noun]
    (education)
  821. sameiginlegur
    [adjective]
    (common)
  822. vikur
    [noun]
    (week)
  823. hvetja
    [verb]
    (to challenge)
  824. sannarlega
    [adverb]
    (truly)
  825. skilyrði
    [noun]
    (condition)
  826. starfsmaður
    [noun]
    (employee)
  827. dagana
    [noun]
    (days)
  828. ræður
    [verb]
    (to speak)
  829. gjarnan
    [adverb]
    (often)
  830. gleyma
    [verb]
    (to forget)
  831. tap
    [noun]
    (loss)
  832. bátur
    [noun]
    (boat)

    Because Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic, boats are widely used for fishing and transportation of merchandise. As a result, the Icelandic word “bátur” (which means “boat”) is a widely used term.

  833. skemmta
    [verb]
    (to entertain)
  834. framtíð
    [noun]
    (future)
  835. innihalda
    [verb]
    (to contain)
  836. laugardagur
    [noun]
    (Saturday)
  837. hlaup
    [noun]
    (run)
  838. höfuðborgarsvæði
    [noun]
    (capital region)
  839. svar
    [noun]
    (answer)
  840. vefsíða
    [noun]
    (website)
  841. björt
    [adjective]
    (bright)
  842. skref
    [noun]
    (step)
  843. þín
    [pronoun]
    (your)
  844. síns
    [pronoun]
    (his/her)
  845. venjulegur
    [adjective]
    (ordinary)
  846. lóð
    [noun]
    (land)
  847. sök
    [noun]
    (cause)
  848. hugur
    [noun]
    (mind)
  849. líklegur
    [adjective]
    (likely)
  850. upphaf
    [noun]
    (beginning)
  851. gjaldþrot
    [noun]
    (bankruptcy)
  852. tiltölulega
    [adverb]
    (relatively)
  853. degi
    [noun]
    (day)
  854. boð
    [noun]
    (invitation)
  855. sumir
    [adjective]
    (some)
  856. nákvæmlega
    [adverb]
    (exactly)
  857. semja
    [verb]
    (agree)
  858. fréttastofa
    [noun]
    (newsroom)
  859. dóttir
    [noun]
    (daughter)
  860. opin
    [adjective]
    (open)
  861. samhliða
    [preposition]
    (alongside)
  862. eg
    [pronoun]
    (I)
  863. gestir
    [noun]
    (guests)
  864. haldinn
    [adjective]
    (held)
  865. orða
    [verb]
    (word)
  866. nærri
    [adverb]
    (closer)
  867. hvergi
    [adverb]
    (nowhere)
  868. beiðni
    [noun]
    (request)
  869. myndin
    [noun]
    (the movie)
  870. samþykkja
    [verb]
    (to approve)
  871. slys
    [noun]
    (accident)
  872. landa
    [verb]
    (to land)
  873. neðan
    [adverb]
    (below)
  874. pólitískur
    [adjective]
    (political)
  875. mismunandi
    [adjective]
    (different)
  876. umsjón
    [noun]
    (supervision)
  877. öryggi
    [noun]
    (safety)
  878. reglugerð
    [noun]
    (regulation)
  879. málefni
    [noun]
    (issue)
  880. bjarga
    [verb]
    (to save)
  881. ofbeldi
    [noun]
    (violence)
  882. tíð
    [noun]
    (frequency)
  883. afskaplega
    [adverb]
    (extremely)
  884. landslið
    [noun]
    (national team)
  885. ársins
    [noun]
    (of the year)
  886. staðar
    [noun]
    (place)
  887. fljúga
    [verb]
    (to fly)

    Iceland's geographical isolation leads to a reliance on air travel; this explains why the verb “fljúga” which means “to fly” is often used.

  888. nánar
    [adverb]
    (closer)
  889. íbúð
    [noun]
    (apartment)
  890. uppskrift
    [noun]
    (recipe)
  891. starfsfólk
    [noun]
    (staff)
  892. borgarstjóri
    [noun]
    (mayor)
  893. auki
    [noun]
    (increase)
  894. varða
    [verb]
    (protect)
  895. duglegur
    [adjective]
    (diligent)

    Due to the strong work ethic that is highly valued in Icelandic culture, the word “duglegur” (which translates to “diligent” and “hardworking”) is a widely used term.

  896. þriðjudagur
    [noun]
    (Tuesday)
  897. skýring
    [noun]
    (explanation)
  898. klukka
    [noun]
    (clock)
  899. forstjóri
    [noun]
    (manager)
  900. kreppa
    [noun]
    (crisis)
  901. verðbólga
    [noun]
    (inflation)
  902. sala
    [noun]
    (sale)
  903. Danmörku
    [noun]
    (Denmark)
  904. vara
    [noun]
    (product)
  905. flug
    [noun]
    (flight)
  906. aðalfundur
    [noun]
    (annual meeting)
  907. Kópavogur
    [noun]
    (a town in Iceland)
  908. sjálf
    [adjective]
    (self)
  909. tvisvar
    [adverb]
    (twice)
  910. mistök
    [noun]
    (mistake)
  911. missa
    [verb]
    (lose)
  912. jákvæður
    [adjective]
    (positive)
  913. valda
    [verb]
    (cause)
  914. viðskiptavinur
    [noun]
    (customer)
  915. augljós
    [adjective]
    (obvious)
  916. björn
    [noun]
    (bear)
  917. mínúta
    [noun]
    (minute)
  918. aðrar
    [adjective]
    (other)
  919. útgáfa
    [noun]
    (edition)
  920. rannsaka
    [verb]
    (investigate)
  921. jól
    [noun]
    (Christmas)
  922. aðstæður
    [noun]
    (circumstances)
  923. raun
    [noun]
    (reality)
  924. endurskoða
    [verb]
    (review)
  925. verðmæti
    [noun]
    (value)
  926. már
    [noun]
    (seagull)
  927. ósáttur
    [adjective]
    (dissatisfied)
  928. gagnrýna
    [verb]
    (criticize)
  929. tegund
    [noun]
    (type)
  930. vinur
    [noun]
    (friend)
  931. einhverjum
    [pronoun]
    (someone)
  932. algjör
    [adjective]
    (complete)
  933. ummæli
    [noun]
    (recommendation)
  934. síðast
    [adverb]
    (last)
  935. stríð
    [noun]
    (war)
  936. karlmaður
    [noun]
    (man)
  937. nokkrir
    [adjective]
    (several)
  938. hálfleikur
    [noun]
    (half-time)
  939. hlaupa
    [verb]
    (run)
  940. nei
    [adverb]
    (no)
  941. keppa
    [verb]
    (compete)
  942. fullorðinn
    [adjective]
    (adult)
  943. húð
    [noun]
    (skin)
  944. sendiherra
    [noun]
    (ambassador)
  945. fremur
    [adverb]
    (rather)
  946. falli
    [noun]
    (case)
  947. dagskrá
    [noun]
    (schedule)
  948. hjálpa
    [verb]
    (help)
  949. glæsilegur
    [adjective]
    (beautiful)
  950. flottur
    [adjective]
    (great)
  951. vona
    [verb]
    (hope)
  952. kasta
    [verb]
    (throw)
  953. vestur
    [noun]
    (west)
  954. Halldór
    [proper noun]
    (Halldor)
  955. gagnrýni
    [noun]
    (criticism)
  956. hraður
    [adjective]
    (fast)
  957. notaður
    [adjective]
    (used)
  958. Haarde
    [proper noun]
    (Haarde)
  959. aldur
    [noun]
    (age)
  960. greinilega
    [adverb]
    (clearly)
  961. þrátt fyrir
    [preposition]
    (despite)
  962. manneskja
    [noun]
    (person)
  963. Guðmundur
    [proper noun]
    (Gudmundur)
  964. takk
    [noun]
    (thank you)
  965. gráta
    [verb]
    (cry)
  966. tillit
    [noun]
    (trust)
  967. átök
    [noun]
    (conflict)
  968. þekkt
    [adjective]
    (known)
  969. nafnið
    [noun]
    (name)
  970. skrifstofa
    [noun]
    (office)
  971. afleiðing
    [noun]
    (consequence)
  972. stjórnandi
    [noun]
    (director)
  973. neita
    [verb]
    (deny)
  974. kæra
    [verb]
    (to accuse)
  975. bankanna
    [noun]
    (banks)
  976. bekk
    [noun]
    (bench)
  977. mönnum
    [noun]
    (men)
  978. þrír
    [adjective]
    (three)
  979. ókeypis
    [adjective]
    (free)

    The Icelandic word “ókeypis” means “free” as in “free of charge”. In contrast, the Icelandic word “frjáls” means “free” as in “freedom”.

  980. lifa
    [verb]
    (live)
  981. mæling
    [noun]
    (measurement)
  982. elska
    [verb]
    (love)
  983. sömuleiðis
    [adverb]
    (likewise)
  984. þrjá
    [adjective]
    (three)
  985. auglýsing
    [noun]
    (advertisement)
  986. sjónvarp
    [noun]
    (television)
  987. þekking
    [noun]
    (knowledge)
  988. fær
    [adjective]
    (able)
  989. ensku
    [noun]
    (English)
  990. þurrka
    [verb]
    (dry)
  991. beri
    [noun]
    (berry)
  992. maðurinn
    [noun]
    (man)
  993. hvenær
    [adverb]
    (when)
  994. starfi
    [noun]
    (work)
  995. geri
    [noun]
    (gear)
  996. gagn
    [noun]
    (benefit)
  997. fyrirbæri
    [noun]
    (phenomenon)
  998. býsna
    [noun]
    (surprise)
  999. þola
    [verb]
    (endure)
  1000. fylgi
    [noun]
    (follower)
  1001. fundi
    [noun]
    (meeting)
  1002. ást
    [noun]
    (love)
  1003. leggur
    [noun]
    (leg)
  1004. leiðsögn
    [noun]
    (guidance)
  1005. hópurinn
    [noun]
    (group)
  1006. skyldi
    [verb]
    (should)
  1007. tóku
    [verb]
    (took)
  1008. mála
    [noun]
    (case)
  1009. stofna
    [verb]
    (establish)
  1010. hlutfall
    [noun]
    (proportion)
  1011. skaða
    [verb]
    (harm)
  1012. rafmagn
    [noun]
    (electricity)

    In Iceland, most of the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, in particular from hydroelectric and geothermal power. The Icelandic word “rafmagn” (which translates to “electricity”) is a common term in everyday discussions about Iceland's energy policies and infrastructure.

  1013. frumkvæði
    [noun]
    (initiative)
  1014. árs
    [noun]
    (year)
  1015. salt
    [noun]
    (salt)
  1016. ykkar
    [pronoun]
    (your)
  1017. gaman
    [noun]
    (fun)
  1018. virkni
    [noun]
    (activity)
  1019. Örn
    [noun]
    (eagle)
  1020. klukkustund
    [noun]
    (hour)
  1021. viti
    [noun]
    (knowledge)
  1022. kanna
    [verb]
    (to try)
  1023. einar
    [noun]
    (one)
  1024. helmingur
    [noun]
    (half)
  1025. Lilja
    [noun]
    (lily)
  1026. fullyrða
    [verb]
    (to assert)
  1027. ungur
    [adjective]
    (young)
  1028. viðbrögð
    [noun]
    (reaction)
  1029. guðs
    [noun]
    (god's)
  1030. verslun
    [noun]
    (store)
  1031. veitt
    [verb]
    (given)
  1032. vega
    [verb]
    (to weigh)
  1033. græða
    [verb]
    (to heal)
  1034. fortíð
    [noun]
    (past)
  1035. svolítið
    [adverb]
    (a little)
  1036. nægilega
    [adverb]
    (enough)
  1037. vöxtur
    [noun]
    (growth)
  1038. uppgjör
    [noun]
    (settlement)
  1039. lifandi
    [adjective]
    (living)
  1040. hið
    [article]
    (the)
  1041. álit
    [noun]
    (opinion)
  1042. Björgvin
    [noun]
    (a name)
  1043. fjölga
    [verb]
    (increase)
  1044. líkur
    [noun]
    (chance)
  1045. tilfinning
    [noun]
    (emotion)
  1046. man
    [noun]
    (man)
  1047. síðastliðinn
    [adjective]
    (last)
  1048. framleiðsla
    [noun]
    (production)
  1049. mánudagur
    [noun]
    (Monday)
  1050. vonast
    [verb]
    (hope)
  1051. grípa
    [verb]
    (grab)
  1052. fjögur
    [adjective]
    (four)
  1053. þrífa
    [verb]
    (clean)
  1054. gilda
    [verb]
    (apply)
  1055. venjulega
    [adverb]
    (usually)
  1056. stjórnmálamaður
    [noun]
    (politician)
  1057. horn
    [noun]
    (corner)
  1058. númer
    [noun]
    (number)
  1059. vinkona
    [noun]
    (girlfriend)
  1060. eyra
    [noun]
    (ear)
  1061. Páll
    [noun]
    (male name)
  1062. langa
    [verb]
    (want)
  1063. krem
    [noun]
    (cream)
  1064. framkvæma
    [verb]
    (perform)
  1065. nauðsynlegur
    [adjective]
    (necessary)
  1066. nefndin
    [noun]
    (committee)
  1067. þekktur
    [adjective]
    (known)
  1068. stúlka
    [noun]
    (girl)
  1069. veröld
    [noun]
    (world)
  1070. Rússland
    [noun]
    (Russia)
  1071. sönnun
    [noun]
    (proof)
  1072. töluverður
    [adjective]
    (considerable)
  1073. handa
    [preposition]
    (for)
  1074. ánægður
    [adjective]
    (happy)
  1075. [noun]
    (money)
  1076. hlakka
    [verb]
    (to look forward to)
  1077. fall
    [noun]
    (case)
  1078. handtekinn
    [adjective]
    (arrested)
  1079. algerlega
    [adverb]
    (completely)
  1080. stækka
    [verb]
    (to grow)
  1081. virkur
    [adjective]
    (active)
  1082. öruggur
    [adjective]
    (safe)
  1083. samskipti
    [noun]
    (communication)
  1084. dálítið
    [adverb]
    (a little, somewhat)
  1085. þriðji
    [adjective]
    (third)
  1086. pistill
    [noun]
    (post)
  1087. svefnherbergi
    [noun]
    (bedroom)
  1088. drengur
    [noun]
    (boy)
  1089. tek
    [verb]
    (to take)
  1090. tæknilegur
    [adjective]
    (technical)
  1091. aftan
    [adverb]
    (after)
  1092. hlið
    [noun]
    (side)
  1093. skilningur
    [noun]
    (understanding)
  1094. skipulag
    [noun]
    (organization)
  1095. éta
    [verb]
    (eat)
  1096. höfði
    [noun]
    (head)
  1097. skipuleggja
    [verb]
    (organize)
  1098. spennandi
    [adjective]
    (exciting)
  1099. handtaka
    [noun]
    (arrest)
  1100. sko
    [interjection]
    (look)
  1101. úrslitakeppni
    [noun]
    (competition)
  1102. kærur
    [adjective]
    (dear)
  1103. Sigurðsson
    [proper noun]
    (Sigurdsson)
  1104. framlag
    [noun]
    (contribution)
  1105. eiginlega
    [adverb]
    (actually)