Icelandic Courses

Ísafjörður is an especially exciting place to learn Icelandic. A friendly small town in the magnificent surroundings of the remote Westfjords. 

In 2020 we offer a variety of Icelandic courses from level A1/A2 up to B2 as well as a one-week crash course. 

The University Centre of the Westfjords invites you to join us in a friendly learning atmosphere where class work, group work, and fieldwork are combined. Our progressive teaching style follows modern trends. 

For all further information about each course please take a look at the menu to the left or click the links below. Please contact if you have any further questions about the courses. 

Language learning is an individual endeavor and different for everyone. Students should themselves evaluate what course can be beneficial to their progress in learning Icelandic and apply accordingly. Please inform yourself about the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) and check out the self-assessment grid in order to profile your language skills. If you are unsure to what course you should apply to, please send us an email to 


A1 Crash Course (one week)

May 18th - 22nd & August 13rd - 18th

A1-A2 Beginners (3 weeks)

August 3rd - 21st

B1 Intermediate (two weeks)

August 24th - September 4th

B2 Advanced (one week)

May 25th - 29th & September 07th - 11th  


All courses are taught at the University Centre of the Westfjords. We look forward to welcoming you to learn Icelandic with us in Ísafjörður. 



We would like to inform you about the event "Tungumálatöfrar" (The Language Magic). It is a summer course for multilingual children from age 5 to 11. The course takes place in Ísafjörður each year in early August. You can find further information on Facebook or can direct your questions to



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