Speak Icelandic with confidence

A speaking course unlike any other. Build confidence, improve your pronunciation, and break out of your shell - and have fun while you're at it.

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Join the fun!

Build confidence, feel great, talk like a champ.

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Once more, with feeling!

Learn with creativity like music, acting, and more.

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Vocal warm-ups

Speaking is just like singing, only easier.

Feel confident

Confidence is key

Speaking anxiety is a beast of a wall.

Our speaking courses prioritise breaking through anxiety barriers, unleashing the speaking skills you already have and building on them.

We do this with exercises inspired by performance arts, because nobody is as confident as an actor on stage or a singer in an opera house.

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Sound great

Learn to speak like a person, not a textbook

It's hard to speak Icelandic when everything you learned in your textbook breaks down as soon as you meet a real human being.

Natives soften some sounds, drop others, and blend words together. Learn the mysteries of spoken Icelandic, and sound like a native.

Flashcards with Icelandic hesitation words like "sko", "svona", and "hérna".
Have fun!

If it ain’t fun, I ain’t doing it

This is the most fun speaking course around.

Our speaking courses incorporate elements from all sorts of performance arts, like acting, singing, music, and even dance. It's effective, engaging, and as a neat side effect, it’s fun as hell!

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Student testimonials

Nothing we could say about our speaking course can be more glowing than what our students say about it.

I really enjoyed the course! I see improvement in my speaking skill, and, what is more important, less shyness to start talking =0 We even made a couple of videos with her, I've put them in my instagram.
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Veronika Guls

Client Partner at Entravision

I was so done with fake dialogues from exercise books, I like that Lemme used real dialogues/documentaries from Icelandic TV. I also had an epiphany with my nemesis (declension!!). Thanks for offering alternative teaching!
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Marion Poilvez

Doktorsnemi / skrifstofukona

I totally recommend! The course is just fantastic for those who want to practise speaking in a casual setting. The focus is also on pronunciation which is a great advantage compared to most courses on the market. Lemme is a cool teacher that makes everyone feel secure enough to take risks.
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It was so much fun and I felt the first time relaxed and not pressured to talk Icelandic in class, but had confidence and fun trying to speak. I feel a bit more confident now to speak it feels a bit better, just to speak and not worry what others might think. ;)
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Friederike Boerner

Tour operation manager

Intimate and engaging

Learn Icelandic, make friends, have fun

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Njálsgata 78, 101 Reykjavík

Convenient downtown location

Located smack dab in downtown Reykjavík, a minute's walk from Hlemmur, we have the perfect location for you to come and speak Icelandic.

Don’t get lost in the crowd

We have a 7 person maximum, so classes always feel intimate and you always have the teacher’s attention.

Make likeminded friends

Friendships bloom when you're all tackling the same problems, and you get through them together.

Whatever your level

Whether you need to break out of your shell and start speaking or just want to fine-tune your fluency, we’ve got you covered

Break out of your shell

Start Speaking

The Start Speaking course is our beginner course.

That’s beginner as in “how do I  introduce myself?” but also beginner as in “I already know all the grammar and have a vocabulary of 20,000 words... but I’m afraid to open my mouth.”

Already speaking, but want to fine-tune your skillz?

Keep Talking

Maybe you've taken a few courses and you're already speaking, but you're driven to do better, to sound better.

Take an active role in improving your fluency and accent to sound more like a native, less like a robot, and have better conversations.

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Meet the teacher

Lemme Linda

Icelandic comes to life when Lemme teaches it. She's been described as “a volcano of energy”, and there really isn't a better way to put it.

She's been teaching Icelandic for over 13 years, and this speaking course is the culmination of a lifetime of development. Pulling on an eclectic background in acting, music, and singing, as well as linguistics and languages, Lemme has truly created a whole greater than the sum of her parts.

Lemme is Estonian and learned Icelandic as an adult. She achieved a native accent, an achievement as impressive as swimming without getting wet, so she really knows what she's talking about when it comes to speaking excellent Icelandic.

Upcoming courses

Most unions will reimburse you 75-100% of the cost. Check with your union!

Start Speaking
Break out of your shell
Sign up as "interested" here below and we'll be in touch when we have enough people for a course.

Days and times will be decided in conjunction with interested students.

A course is 4 weeks long, with 2 sessions per week.
48,000 ISK or
12,000 ISK with union subsidy
Njálsgata 78, 101 Reykjavík
Keep Talking
Develop your skills
Sign up as "interested" here below and we'll be in touch when we have enough people for a course.

Days and times will be decided in conjunction with interested students.

A course is 4 weeks long, with 2 sessions per week.
48,000 ISK or
12,000 ISK with union subsidy
Njálsgata 78, 101 Reykjavík
Custom course
Have it your way!
Do none of the times or dates work for you?

Or do you maybe want to learn Icelandic with a group of your friends?

Let's plan the perfect course, just for you.

Custom times, custom level, custom everything - for the same low price.

Minimum group size: 5.


but can't join now?

Join our mailing list and be the first to know when new courses are planned. We'll email you once a week with Icelandic language tips and tricks, as well.

Frequently asked questions

Answering questions is kind of our thing.

How much will MY union pay?

Here is the percentage of the cost you can get back from various unions. If you can't find your union on the list, don't worry: it's not an exhaustive list.

  • 75%: Efling, Drífandi
  • 80%: SSF
  • 90%: VR, Framsýn, AFL, Báran, and Hlíf
  • 100%: BHM, FÍN, Fræðagarður, KÍ, Sameyki, and Stamos

Please note that while this is accurate to the best of our knowledge, always check with your union to be certain.

How long does it take to learn Icelandic?

It depends.

It can take as little as a day to be able to order at a café, if you’re Danish and have a good instructor. It will take multiple lifetimes to be able to write a doctoral thesis, if you’re Vietnamese and never read or listen to any Icelandic.

As a rule of thumb, though, it takes about 1-2 years to reach equal footing with natives for day-to-day communication, assuming you’re immersed in the language on a daily basis.

How much do the classes cost?

48,000 ISK for the whole course.

Most unions reimburse between 75-100% of that, though, bringing your out-of-pocket cost down to 12,000 at MOST.

Check with your union to see your eligibility!

Should I take private classes, the speaking course, or the self-study course?

It depends.

If you're an independent learner on a budget, the self-study course might be best for you.

If you'd like more hands-on expert guidance and don't mind paying for the expertise, private classes are your best bet.

If you want to focus on improving your speaking abilities and like learning with a small, tight-knit group, the speaking course will be your jam.

Where are the classes?

Classes take place at Njálsgata 78, 101 Reykjavík.

Can I have class online?

Due to the active, dynamic, and involved nature of the instruction, our speaking course has to be in person. We unfortunately can't offer an online equivalent.

If you'd like to learn Icelandic online, you can try private classes or our self-study course.

Still have questions?

Don't hesitate to reach out and ask us directly!

Check out our other offerings

Speaking courses aren't your speed? No worries: we've got something for everybody!

Private lessons

Flexibility is the name of the game, here. Enjoy your teacher's focused, undivided attention and benefit from the personal guidance of an expert, every step of the way.

Private lessons are perfect for:

  • Those who want personalised help
  • Learning whenever and however you want
  • Those who want to learn at their own pace

Self-study course

What’s the fastest way to learn a language? What resources are worth my time? And how do I use them as effectively as possible? You’ll learn all these things and more in the speaking course.

The self-study course is perfect for:

  • Independent learners
  • The budget-conscious
  • Those who want to learn how to learn