Icelandic Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from Icelandic to English and any other language or from English and any language into Icelandic are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional Icelandic translations?

  • Icelandic is the native language of around 320 thousand people worldwide (nearly 0.005% of the world's population),
  • Islenska is the official language of Iceland. It is also spoken by the small Icelandic diaspora in Denmark, the United States and Canada.

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Professional Human Icelandic Translations Regular Translations Express Translations Certified Translations Specialist Subject Translations
net base rates per word of translation, GBP
Translations from English to Icelandic from GBP 0.09 we do not charge extra for express translation  individual project pricing upon content analysis individual project pricing upon content analysis 
Translations from Icelandic to English from GBP 0.09
Translations from Icelandic to Another Language from GBP 0.10
Translations from Another Language to Irish from GBP 0.10
Reviewed Translation (ISO17100 compliant) from +50% of base rate
DTP Fees from GBP 10 per page / GBP 30 per hour

POZENA’s professional Icelandic translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of Icelandic
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified Icelandic translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from Icelandic to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
  • Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project

Icelandic – basic information

  • The Icelandic language is a member of the North Germanic subgroup, a branch of the Germanic languages. Like Norwegian, this language evolved from the western dialects of Old Norse around the 10th century. However, contrary to Norwegian, Icelandic has retained a significantly greater number of archaic features (it has only considerably changed in pronunciation). The oldest written accounts date to the early 12th century. Interestingly, the language of medieval sagas is fairly intelligible to modern Icelanders.
  • The modern Icelandic alphabet, based on Latin script, was established in the 19th century. It includes letters that were used in the Old English alphabet: Þ, þ and Ð, ð, which are transliterated as th.
  • Icelandic does not exhibit significant dialectal variation.
  • The Icelandic language is regulated by the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Iceland's language policy is based on linguistic purism. Words of foreign origin, especially English loanwords, are replaced with native words from Old Norse or Old Icelandic.

Specialist industry translations from and into Icelandic

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations


Basic words and phrases – English-Icelandic mini dictionary

  • yes - já

  • no - nei

  • please - gjörðu

  • thank you - þakka þér fyrir

  • sorry - fyrirgefðu

  • good morning - góðan daginn

  • good evening - gott kvöld

  • goodbye - faravel

  • good night - sofa vel

  • hi - halló

  • How are you? - Hvernig hefurðu það?

  • good - gott

  • My name is… - Ég heiti...

  • I don't understand - Ég skil ekki

  • I'm from the UK - Ég er frá Bretlandi


Interesting facts

  • The Icelandic vowel system includes 8 monophthongs and 5 diphthongs, all of which can be short or long. Vowel length is not distinctive, though. Compared to other Germanic languages, Icelandic has relatively rich morphology, largely due to its conservative nature (the language has not changed significantly over the centuries). Icelandic nouns are declined for four cases (nominative, accusative, dative and genitive) and occur in one of three grammatical genders.
  • Medieval sagas exerted a strong influence on the development of the Icelandic language and culture. Interestingly, literacy in Iceland was widespread already in the Middle Ages.
  • The Icelandic language is strongly promoted in everyday life. For example, milk cartons feature language usage tips.
  • Every year November 16th (the birthday of the poet Jónas Hallgrímsson) is celebrated as Icelandic Language Day.