Icelandic Letters

Let's now learn the Icelandic letters. Knowing these characters will allow you to read and write commonly used expressions and words with ease.

A a[a] example cat
Á á[au̯] example cow
B b[pjɛ] example pair
D d[tjɛ] example tier
Ð ð[ɛð̠] example this
E e[ɛ] example end
É é[jɛ] example yeah
F f[ɛfː] example fox
G g[cɛ] example gym, gold
H h[hau̯] example house
I i[ɪ] example win
Í í[i] example west
J j[jɔð̠] example year
K k[kʰau̯] example kit
L l[ɛtl̥] example life
M m[ɛmː] example moon
N n[ɛnː] example nice
O o[ɔ] example four
Ó ó[ou̯] example oh
P p[pʰjɛ] example play
R r[ɛr] example Roma
S s[ɛs] example small
T t[tʰjɛ] example time
U u[ʏ] example Uzbakistan
Ú ú[u] example you
V v[vafː] example vast
X x[ɛxs] example Bach's
Y y[y] example ink
Ý ý[ý] example we
Þ þ[þ] example thing
Æ æ[ai̯] example ice
Ö ö[œ] example end

The above letters in Icelandic should allow you to read and write the following pages with much ease: popular phrases in Icelandic, Icelandic homepage, or Icelandic Grammar. Icelandic quiz and flashcard can also be found on our homepage.