Icelandic has between three and four hundred thousand speakers the majority of whom live in Iceland.
Icelandic is a descendant of Old Norse, a language spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. The oldest preserved texts in Icelandic were written around 1100 AD.
The most famous of these are the Icelandic Sagas, and were written from the 12th century onward. The language of the sagas is Old Icelandic, a western dialect of Old Norse.
A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, Buying things. General phrases, Colours, Communication problems, Conversation. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk. 1, Conversation. The weather, Countries, Days of the week, Directions. 1, Directions. 2, Eating phrases, Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. 1, Food and drink. 2, Food and drink. 3, Fruit and vegetables, Getting around 1, Getting around 2, Months of the year, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 20 to 1000, Parts of the body, Sightseeing, Somewhere to stay, Time, Words to do with food. General.
Icelandic phrases ordered by topic.