10 funny Icelandic sayings - Iceland Outfitters

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.


Totally out driving – Alveg úti að aka

When someone does something odd or is off about something.


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.


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.


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.


Give under the foot – Gefa undir fótinn

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


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.


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

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


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.


On with the butter – Áfram með smjörið

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

The lush green valleys of Iceland
Scroll to Top