So, you’re all set for your upcoming trip to Iceland. You already packed your bags, including your winter jacket since, let’s face it, the weather in Iceland can be somewhat unpredictable. Make sure you have your passport and wallet and don’t forget your smartphone, you want to make sure all your friends get crazy jealous when you start posting those amazing photos on social media.
And you’re all set!
You still need to learn few Icelandic phrases if you are to impress the locals. No need to get nervous though, most Icelanders are “fluent” in English, so to speak, and you will do just fine speaking English, but knowing few Icelandic words will still earn you few solid points with the locals.
Below are common phrases you might want to consider learning:
Thank you = Takk
Hello = Halló
Good day = Góðan daginn
Good bye = Bless
My name is = Ég heiti
Where’s the toilet? = Hvar er klósettið?
Welcome = Velkomin
Pleased to meet you = Gaman að kynnast þér
Have a nice day = Eigðu góðan dag
Do you speak English = Talar þú ensku
Excuse me = Afsakið
Help! = Hjálp!
Happy birthday = Til hamingju með daginn
I love you = Ég elska þig
So how did it go? Feeling confident about yourself? – Then Try this one:
Eyjafjallajokull glacier (the one that erupted in 2011) = Eyjafjallajökull
Good luck! ? = Gangi þér vel.