President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid attended the opening of the reading contest.

Software for the Survival of Icelandic

19 Jan Voice samples from Icelandic youth will be collected during the annual Grade School Reading Contest, which opened yesterday at Fellaskóli grade school in Reykjavík.

The Fellahverfi neighborhood is multi-cultural.

Icelandic Is Essential to Getting Access to Society

14 Jan “Having good command of Icelandic is the key to access to society and a prerequisite for people’s wishes and dreams coming true.”

Ljóni Poisson.

‘The Language of My Life’ Is Icelandic

24 Dec In Iceland, Étienne Léon Poisson, born in Québec, Canada, goes by the name Ljóni.

Hrefna Haraldsdóttir.

More Reading Reported on Day of Icelandic Language

16 Nov The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our social activities, so it may come as no surprise that during these times, Icelanders have increasingly turned toward books, many of which provide us with the company of fictional characters.

Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

Will Icelandic Naming Committee Be Abolished?

14 Oct Iceland has long been known for its Naming Committee.

Major Minus that Disney Plus Doesn’t Speak Icelandic

7 Oct The streaming service Disney+ entered the Icelandic market this fall.

Bleak Outlook for Icelandic in Outlook

29 May Microsoft has announced that it will no longer offer an Icelandic version of the Outlook app for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) at the end of June.

Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, right, looks at an old manuscript at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, guided by the institute's director, Guðrún Nordal.

Iceland to Request Manuscripts from Denmark

29 Aug 2019 The Icelandic government is interested in reclaiming Old Icelandic manuscripts from Denmark.

Rude in Translation

29 Jul 2019 Do you find us, Icelanders, rude?

Engineer Stefán Geir Árnason, brandishing the key ring whose name is the longest word in Icelandic.

Meet the longest word in Icelandic

15 Oct 2018 The longest word in Icelandic is Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúrslyklakippuhringurinn. It's a composed word and means the key ring to the tool work shed in the road works of Vaðlaheiði.

Jóhannes B.Sigtryggsson, language professor explains the Icelandic word for computer which is derived from an ancient word for oracle.

Iceland's digital "extinction" - video

7 Sep 2018 News outlet Quartz News have made a report on the dangers posed to the Icelandic language in a digital age.

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir surrounded by Icelandic children at the launch of the latest version of Icelandic Online.

Free Icelandic lessons online

22 May 2018 Icelandic Online is an Icelandic course which has proved extremely useful to students of Icelandic all around the world.

The map of unpronounceable place names.

„Klofalækjarkjaftur“ - can you pronounce these Icelandic place names?

24 Jan 2018 A map published by writer Alda Sigmundsdóttir has been widely shared in the past few days. It contains some of the most bizarre, and unpronounceable place names of Iceland. Fancy a try?

Swedish children in Icelandic jumpers.

VIDEO: Swedish children perform Icelandic Christmas carol

16 Dec 2016 As part of celebrations for Saint Lucia’s in Sweden this week, the talented pupils of a Stockholm school learnt and performed the Icelandic version of a well-known Christmas carol.

View on Iceland: Disappearing, Björk and Language Learning

1 Oct 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

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