10 funny Icelandic sayings


Funny Icelandic sayings

I come completely from mountains - Ég kem alveg af fjöllum

When you don't have a clue what people are talking about, then you can use this saying.

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Totally out driving - Alveg úti að aka

When someone does something odd or is off about something.

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It all comes with the cold water - Það kemur allt með kalda vatninu

When someone is being impatient, then this saying is used to remind that everything will fall into place eventually.

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Lay your head in water - Leggja höfuðið í bleyti

When you have to ponder over something or make a decision, then you lay your head in water.

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Window weather - Gluggaveður

When you look outside and it looks like the weather is really nice, but when you go outside it is very cold, then it is called window weather.

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Give under the foot - Gefa undir fótinn

When you flirt with someone, then it is called to give them under the foot.

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They splash the skyr who own it - Þeir sletta skyrinu sem eiga það

It is used when referencing people who think they can do anything because they have money.

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The raisin at the end of the sausage - Rúsínan í pylsuendanum

Something that is a nice supplement to an already wonderful experience.

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I will find you on a beach - Ég finn þig í fjöru

It means that someone will get their revenge on someone, so it is a some sort of a threat.

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On with the butter - Áfram með smjörið

When saying this to someone, you are telling them to carry on or get to work.

Best regards, Johanna G