There are no prerequisites for this course. We expect that you have none or little knowledge of Icelandic and the course will build on easy Icelandic and basic vocabulary.  
The course material is provided by the teachers in form of photocopies and other materials. The material is included in the course fee, and will be available at the University Center of the Westfjords upon arrival. You might want to bring your own dictionary. Basic dictionaries are also available in the local bookstores in Ísafjörður.

Prior to the course you can work through the "Icelandic online" internet course on your own, but we do not expect our participants in this course to do so. It is accessible at Please note that it is better to do the first chapters diligently than to hurry through the whole course.

The course fee is 55.000 ISK and can be paid by bank transfer or by credit card (see below). To secure your registration, the course fee should be settled at your earliest convenience and no later than 30 days after you have received your confirmation letter.

If you pay by bank transfer please use the following account and add the reference number 1521 to the payment. 

Account Name : Haskolasetur Vestfjarda
Account Number : 0154 26 4000
Account Address : Sudurgata 12, 400 Isafjordur, Iceland
Swift Number : NBIIISRE
IBAN Number : IS29 0154 26 004000 610705 0220
Name of Bank : NBI hf
Address of Bank: Austurstæti 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Please do not forget to list your name on the bank transfer, especially if you are not the holder of the account from which the payment is made. We also ask you to send a confirmation to 

You can find our cancellation policy here


Do you live and work in Iceland?

If you are a working member of a union in Iceland, you can apply to your union for funds towards courses or training. For detailed information on who is eligible for grants and for instructions on how to apply, please contact your union or visit their websites. Please note that staff members of the University Centre cannot provide any information in this regard.


Pay by credit card

You find the application form here

  1. Download the form
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Save your changes
  4. Send the form to

As soon as you receive your confirmation letter of registration please pay the course fee. The course fee must be settled within 30 days of your acceptance in order to guarantee your place on the course. In case you are not able to meet this deadline please contact us to be sure that there is still place on the course.

Deadline for applications is 30 June, 2022.

Please note: If you see this after the given deadlines above you are still welcome to contact us and get a spot on the course if there is still room. Contact

Once you receive your letter of acceptance you need to book your accommodation.