Íslenska 2 - Icelandic for Beginners


Velkomin í framhald af Íslensku 1!

Íslenska 2 is designed for students who can continue to build on the knowledge and skills gained at the previous level.

This course is all about empowering you to become more confident and independent in your communication. It introduces you to more practical vocabulary and brings you further in depth into juicy grammar. Now that's some stuff to have fun with!

Íslenska 2 is based around the textbook Íslenska fyrir alla 2 (Icelandic for Everyone 2) by Sólborg Jónsdóttir and Þorbjörg Halldórsdóttir; drawings by Böðvar Leós. Students enrolled in Íslenska 2 receive a comprehensive course package created by the teacher, as well as a copy of the textbook.


We have established certain requirements to help make sure you are at the right level, and that your studies go as smoothly as possible.

General requirements

The following requirements apply to all our courses:

Students must have

- motivation and discipline for independent study

- conversational English; English is used at times for clarification

- a computer or laptop - using a mobile is not recommended

- good internet access

- access to a printer to print out support material

Level 2 requirements

In addition to the above, you need one of two things in order to enroll in Íslenska 2:

- a certificate showing that you have completed Icelandic 1 (with LÓA or another language school,) or

- familiarity with basic vocabulary and grammar, demonstrated by taking our placement exam. See information below.

While we don't expect you to know the level 1 curriculum off by heart, it will be difficult to start level 2 if you are new to the basics.

Click to view the vocabulary and grammar covered in Íslenska 1.

Level of Study - Placement Exam

If you have a level 1 certificate from LÓA or another school, you are ready to enroll in and start level 2!

If you are not entirely sure about your level of Icelandic, taking our placement exam is a good idea. It is ideal for anyone who has had exposure to Icelandic through living in Iceland or taking Icelandic courses, but is unsure about which level course they should take.

The placement exam is free of charge and open to all - just click the link, and follow the instructions!

Shortly after finishing the exam the results will be in your mail box with a recommendation for a suitable level for you.

Placement Exam / Stöðupróf

Visit the Course Details page for detailed information about the course structure, content, etc.

Are you ready to continue your Icelandic studies?

Click to buy, and start the course today!

Course price: ISK 42.900*

Íslenska 2 - Icelandic for Beginners

Continue strengthening your knowledge base and experience, towards becoming more confident in your Icelandic!

€ 293.00 EUR


You may be entitled to a full or partial grant or reimbursement from your labour union (stéttarfélag) or work place to cover course fees. Contact your union for more information.

*PayPal doesn't allow for payments in Icelandic króna. Course prices in Euros will be updated daily using the mid rate given by the Central Bank of Iceland, to reflect course prices in krónas as accurately as possible.

Kaupa námskeið

Meet your Teacher!

Anna Ólafsdóttir

Anna graduated with a B.Ed. from the University of Iceland's School of Education in 1988, majoring in Icelandic, and returned in 2016 to complete a diploma in Translation Studies. She has several years's experience teaching children as well working with teachers on eg. selecting and creating course material. For the last few years Anna has focused on teaching Icelandic for adults, working as a translator on the side.

Anna has worked in the development sector and has lived and traveled in nearly all continents. She speaks English, French and Spanish, as well as some of the Nordic languages, and has worked for many years as a guide around our beautiful Iceland.

Anna teaches Íslenska 1, Íslenska 2 and online tutoring at LÓA Language School.