Icelandic Courses

Announcement due to COVID-19

14.05.2020 - The newest information on travel restrictions is as follows:

Currently, and presumably until 15 June 2020, everyone who comes to Iceland from abroad must undergo a 14-day quarantine. After 15 June these regulations will be relaxed, so that tourists to Iceland can either

a) undergo a 14-day quarantine or

b) be tested for the coronavirus on arrival at KEF airport, or

c) show proof that they were tested for the virus prior to leaving the country from which they came.

Further details have not been announced yet.

NB: As we need to know about participation numbers to go ahead with course preparation, we see us forced to move the general cancellation deadline from June 30th to May 31st. We have sent out an email to all registered students. 

If you have any questions or concerns don´t hesitate to contact us at



1-week Crash Course May 18-22 – CANCELLED.

Alternative dates August 13-18

1-week B2 Advanced Course May 25-29 – CANCELLED.

Alternative dates September 7-11

All Summer courses (A1-A2, B1, B2, Crash) are ON SCHEDULE.

We regret to inform you that due to the growing concern with COVID-19, and the increasing measures the Icelandic state has taken to ensure everybody's safety, we have cancelled the Icelandic courses in May. The University Centre of the Westfjords will continue working according to the measurements determined by national health authorities. The summer courses are still on schedule!

If you have any questions or concerns don´t hesitate to contact us at



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 in Ísafjörður 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 questions about the courses. 

Language learning is an individual endeavor and different for everyone. Students should evaluate themselves 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)

August 13rd - 18th

A1-A2 Beginners (3 weeks)

August 3rd - 21st

B1 Intermediate (two weeks)

August 24th - September 4th

B2 Advanced (one week)

September 07th - 11th  


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



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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