FUN ICELANDIC IDIOMS

Icelandic is a fun language & we have many strange idioms. Here are some of them! 🇮🇸
  1. Að koma alveg af fjöllum - To come completely from the mountains
    To have no idea what is going on.
  2. Áfram með smjörið - On with the butter
    Move on and keep doing what you're supposed to be doing.
  3. Að leggja höfuðið í bleyti - To lay your head in water
    To take time to think something over, especially in regards to getting new ideas
  4. Að vera alveg úti að aka - To be completely out driving
    To be way off about something or distracted
  5. Að taka einhvern í bakaríið - To take someone to the bakery
    To beat someone up
  6. Að finna einhvern í fjöru - To find someone at a beach
    To get revenge
  7. Eitthvað er ekki upp á marga fiska - Something isn't up to many fish
    When something is lacking in quality
  8. Að ganga á eftir einhverjum með grasið í skónum - To walk after someone with grass in your shoes
    To beg someone for something
  9. Að grípa gæsina - To grab the goose
    To take an opportunity when it presents
  10. Það er seint í rassinn gripið - A late grab of the butt
    When something is done too late
  11. Að bera höfuð og herðar yfir einhvern - To be head and shoulders over someone
    To be much better at something than someone
  12. Að gefa einhverjum undir fótinn - To give someone under the foot
    To flirt with someone
  13. Að tefla við páfann - To play chess with the pope
    To poop
  14. Að pissa í skóinn sinn - To pee in your shoe
    When something is a short term solution
  15. Nú detta mér allrar dauðar lýs úr höfði - Now all the dead lice fall from my head
    To be surprised
  16. Að hafa aldrei migið í saltan sjó - To have never peed in a salty sea
    To be inexperienced
  17. Eitthvað er ekki upp í nös á ketti - Something isn't to fill the nostril of a cat
    When something is really small