IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES

HELP  HJÁLP  (HYOWLP)

STOP IT  HÆTTU  (HEIGHT-UH)

INQUISITIVE ADVERBS

Where Hvar (kvar)
When Hvenær (kvenar)
What Hvað (kvath)
How Hvernig (kverr-neag)
Why Hvers vegna (kvars veg-nah)

INQUISITIVE ADVERBS

Good morning
Góðan daginn (go-than die-inn)

How are you
Hvað segirðu gott? (kvath say-ear-thuh got?)

Fine, and you?
Allt gott, en þú? (alt got, ann thoo?)

Goodbye
Bless

Please
No word for that in Icelandic

Excuse me
Afsakið (aff – sag- eeth)

My name is…
Ég heiti … (yegh hey-tee …)

I would like
Ég ætla að fá (yegh ight-lah ath fow)

NUMBERS

1  Einn (Itn)

2  Tveir (tway-r)

3  Þrír (threer)

4  Fjórir (fyoh-rear)

5  Fimm (feem)

6  Sex (you know how this one goes)

7  Sjö (syuh)

8  Átta (out-tah)

9  Níu (nee-uh)

10  Tíu (tee-uh)

100  Hundrað (hunt-wrath)

1000  Þúsund (thoo-sunt)

SOME USEFUL (AND SOME NOT SO USEFUL) PHRASES

I would like to order the dried fish, the horse and for dessert, some skyr.
Ég ætla að fá harðfiskinn, hrossið og skyr í eftirrétt.
(yegh ight-lah ath fow hearth-fisc-een, hraws-eeth och skeer ee eff-teer-ryet)

Where can I get some brennivín?
Hvar fæ ég Brennivín?
(kvar fy yegh Brenn-ee-veen?)

When does the next bus leave?
Hvenær fer næsti strætó?
(kvenar fer nice-tee stry-tow?)

Where is the nearest ice cream shop/swimming pool/café?
Hvar er næsta ísbúð/sundlaug/kaffihús?
(quar err nice-tah ease-booth /soond-loch/caff-ee-hoos?)

Excuse me, sir, but I just wanted to compliment you on your magnificent beard!
Afsakið, herra minn, mig langaði bara að hrósa þér fyrir þetta stórkostlega skegg!
(aff – sag- eeth, herr-ah meen, meeg lan-gah-thee bar-ah ath hrose-ah thyer feer-eer that-ah store-cost-leg-ah scag)

Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir
Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

What's On locations in downtown Reykjavík

  • Laugavegur 5 (Main Office)
  • Laugavegur 54 (Trip)

Opening Hours:

  • Mon-Fri 9:00 - 17:00 through phone or email.
  • (Opening hours are limited temporarily)

Contact What's On

The official source for safe adventure in Iceland is safetravel. It’s located in our Laugavegur 54 location.