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Icelandic translators: native and mother-tongue professionals

We recruit the best Icelandic translators for your specific project. Sworn, legal or technical translations in Icelandic. Also captioning, transcription and translation of subtitles for your corporate videos. Located Spain, our translation agency specializes in the Spanish <> English <> Icelandic language pairs.

Icelandic Language Services

Do you need to translate from or into Icelandic your corporate documentation or web site to reach customers living in Iceland or anywhere in the world?

Our translation company is firmly committed to technology. We use translation memories, post-edited machine translation and a top-notch management system in compliance with ISO 9100 and DIN EN 15038. It is a fact that foreign customers trust companies more when the content offered (be it in English, Icelandic or any language) has been translated and reviewed by professional human translators. By translating your content into Icelandic, such as instruction manuals, product descriptions or advertising campaigns, your reputation as a company and a service provider will increase dramatically. Do not be left behind and calculate what benefits your company could achieve by translating its content into Icelandic.


Who speaks Icelandic?

Icelandic (íslenska in Icelandic) is the de facto national language of Iceland, where it is spoken by all 319,000 inhabitants of the country. Icelandic is the language used in the education system, although some education is provided in other languages.

Mother-tongue translators of Icelandic

One of the aspects to be taken into account before hiring a English-Icelandic translator is that this should be his or her native language. If the translation is from Icelandic into English, they must be native English speakers; but if you need a translation from English into Icelandic, translators should ideally be Icelanders.

Professional linguists with a linguistic college degree in Icelandic and the target language

In addition to being native speakers, all our translators have a college degree in Translation and Interpreting (in Spain or in Iceland, etc.). They are professional linguist in their field of expertise for which they have specialised as translators of Icelandic (Law, Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Computer Science…). They have also completed their education in languages and translation techniques.

We translate any type of documents or content between Icelandic and English, or any requestes language

Patents, birth, marriage or death certificates, technical data sheets, product catalogues, public and private agreements, notarial deeds, adoption procedures, annual accounts, financial statements… Below you will find additional translation and localisation services for the Icelandic language.

Reach far more customers from countries like Iceland by translating your web site into Icelandic. We translate files in any format (html, xml, xhtml…) and on any content management platform.

Video Captioning & Subtitling in Icelandic. Adding  subtitles to your corporate videos will improve your company’s reputation and increase visits to your social media platforms.

Sworn translations in any language pair: Spanish <> English <> Icelandic. Spanish Official Translators appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by official agencies from Iceland.

Legal translations Spanish – English – Icelandic. Our native translators, who are experts in Law, will translate into Icelandic or from Icelandic whatever agreements, deed, decrees or legal documentation you need translating.

Technical translations Spanish-English-Icelandic of user and maintenance manuals, declarations of conformity and all types of documentation required by Directive 2006/42/EC on machines.

Our Icelandic native-speaking translators are specialized in the translation of insurance policies, audit reports, annual and profit and loss accounts or business plans. You can trust our financial translation company to deliver your translations for the Icelandic language, promptly and with the highest quality standards.

Translation of marketing content into Icelandic. We help you manage and publish your content quickly and efficiently on social networks so that your marketing texts in Icelandic do not sound like a translation.

WordPress is one of the most widely used content management systems (CMS) for website publishing. We manage and take care of your WordPress translations into Icelandic or into any language you may need. We install the plugin WPML and connect your website to our translation management software for a perfect workflow.

Where does Icelandic come from?

Icelandic is a northern Germanic language spoken mainly in Iceland (Ísland), but also in Canada (Kanada) and the USA (Bandaríki Norður-Ameríku).

In 2017 the population of Iceland was 338,349, the vast majority of whom speak Icelandic. In 2013 there were approximately 15,000 native speakers of Icelandic outside Iceland: among them 8,000 in Denmark, 5,000 in the US and 1,400 in Canada, especially in Manitoba. The total number of Icelandic speakers is about 350,000.

Icelandic is the northern Germanic language closest to Old Norse, and Icelandic speakers can read the Nordic Sagas in the original language without too much difficulty. It is closely related to Faroese and Western dialects of Norwegian, and to a lesser extent to Danish and Swedish.

The first permanent settlement in Iceland was established by Vikings from Norway and Celts from the British Isles in 870 AD. The main language of the settlers was Old Norse or Dǫnsk tunga (Danish language). A number of great literary works (the sagas) were written by Icelanders during the 12th and 13th centuries. These sagas, many of which were the work of unknown authors, were written in a language very similar to the ancient Nordic language. The greatest known authors of this period were Ari the Wise (1068-1148) and Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241).

From 1262 to the 15th century, Iceland was dominated by Norway. Later, it was invaded by the Danes. During the periods of Norwegian and Danish rule, Norwegian and Danish were spoken in Iceland.

In 1944, Iceland gained its independence and Icelandic re-emerged as an official and literary language. There is a thriving publishing industry in Iceland today, and Icelanders are probably the most enthusiastic readers and writers in the world.

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