Animal Names in Icelandic

Animals always deliver as a nice topic of conversation to get some small talk going. Watching cat videos in Icelandic is just one of many more reasons to learn all basic animal names in Icelandic. For even more animals, take a look at our learning resources for Icelandic at the end of the page.
20 Common Animal Names in Icelandic
Animal Related Words in Icelandic
Mammals in Icelandic
Birds in Icelandic
Insects in Icelandic
Marine Animals in Icelandic

20 Common Animal Names in Icelandic

dog in Icelandic(M) hundur (hundur - hunds - hundar)
cow in Icelandic(F) kýr (kýr - kýr - kýr)
pig in Icelandic(N) svín (svín - svíns - svín)
cat in Icelandic(M) köttur (köttur - kattar - kettir)
sheep in Icelandic(F) kind (kind - kindar - kindur)
horse in Icelandic(M) hestur (hestur - hests - hestar)
monkey in Icelandic(M) api (api - apa - apar)
bear in Icelandic(M) björn (björn - bjarnar - birnir)
fish in Icelandic(M) fiskur (fiskur - fisks - fiskar)
lion in Icelandic(N) ljón (ljón - ljóns - ljón)
tiger in Icelandic(N) tígrisdýr (tígrisdýr - tígrisdýrs - tígrisdýr)
elephant in Icelandic(M) fíll (fíll - fíls - fílar)
mouse in Icelandic(F) mús (mús - músar - mýs)
pigeon in Icelandic(F) dúfa (dúfa - dúfu - dúfur)
snail in Icelandic(M) snigill (snigill - snigils - sniglar)
spider in Icelandic(F) könguló (könguló - köngulóar - köngulær)
frog in Icelandic(M) froskur (froskur - frosks - froskar)
snake in Icelandic(M) snákur (snákur - snáks - snákar)
crocodile in Icelandic(M) krókódíll (krókódíll - krókódíls - krókódílar)
tortoise in Icelandic(F) skjaldbaka (skjaldbaka - skjaldböku - skjaldbökur)

Animal Related Words in Icelandic

animal in Icelandic(N) dýr (dýr - dýrs - dýr)
mammal in Icelandic(N) spendýr (spendýr - spendýrs - spendýr)
bird in Icelandic(M) fugl (fugl - fugls - fuglar)
insect in Icelandic(N) skordýr (skordýr - skordýrs - skordýr)
reptile in Icelandic(N) skriðdýr (skriðdýr - skriðdýrs - skriðdýr)
zoo in Icelandic(M) dýragarður (dýragarður - dýragarðs - dýragarðar)
vet in Icelandic(M) dýralæknir (dýralæknir - dýralæknis - dýralæknar)
farm in Icelandic(M) bóndabær (bóndabær - bóndabæjar - bóndabæir)
forest in Icelandic(M) skógur (skógur - skógar - skógar)
river in Icelandic(F) á (á - ár - ár)
lake in Icelandic(N) stöðuvatn (stöðuvatn - stöðuvatns - stöðuvötn)
desert in Icelandic(F) eyðimörk (eyðimörk - eyðimarkar - eyðimerkur)

Mammals in Icelandic

panda in Icelandic(M) pandabjörn (pandabjörn - pandabjarnar - pandabirnir)
giraffe in Icelandic(M) gíraffi (gíraffi - gíraffa - gíraffar)
camel in Icelandic(M) úlfaldi (úlfaldi - úlfalda - úlfaldar)
wolf in Icelandic(M) úlfur (úlfur - úlfs - úlfar)
zebra in Icelandic(M) sebrahestur (sebrahestur - sebrahests - sebrahestar)
polar bear in Icelandic(M) ísbjörn (ísbjörn - ísbjarnar - ísbirnir)
kangaroo in Icelandic(F) kengúra (kengúra - kengúru - kengúrur)
rhino in Icelandic(M) nashyrningur (nashyrningur - nashyrnings - nashyrningar)
leopard in Icelandic(M) hlébarði (hlébarði - hlébarða - hlébarðar)
cheetah in Icelandic(M) blettatígur (blettatígur - blettatígurs - blettatígrar)
donkey in Icelandic(M) asni (asni - asna - asnar)
squirrel in Icelandic(M) íkorni (íkorni - íkorna - íkornar)
bat in Icelandic(F) leðurblaka (leðurblaka - leðurblöku - leðurblökur)
fox in Icelandic(M) refur (refur - refs - refir)
hedgehog in Icelandic(M) broddgöltur (broddgöltur - broddgaltar - broddgeltir)
otter in Icelandic(M) otur (otur - oturs - otrar)

Birds in Icelandic

duck in Icelandic(F) önd (önd - andar - andir)
chicken in Icelandic(M) kjúklingur (kjúklingur - kjúklings - kjúklingar)
goose in Icelandic(F) gæs (gæs - gæsar - gæsir)
owl in Icelandic(F) ugla (ugla - uglu - uglur)
swan in Icelandic(M) svanur (svanur - svans - svanir)
penguin in Icelandic(F) mörgæs (mörgæs - mörgæsar - mörgæsir)
ostrich in Icelandic(M) strútur (strútur - strúts - strútar)
raven in Icelandic(M) hrafn (hrafn - hrafns - hrafnar)
pelican in Icelandic(M) pelíkani (pelíkani - pelíkana - pelíkanar)
flamingo in Icelandic(M) flæmingi (flæmingi - flæmingja - flæmingjar)

Insects in Icelandic

fly in Icelandic(F) fluga (fluga - flugu - flugur)
butterfly in Icelandic(N) fiðrildi (fiðrildi - fiðrildis - fiðrildi)
bee in Icelandic(F) býfluga (býfluga - býflugu - býflugur)
mosquito in Icelandic(F) moskítófluga (moskítófluga - moskítóflugu - moskítóflugur)
ant in Icelandic(M) maur (maur - maurs - maurar)
dragonfly in Icelandic(F) drekafluga (drekafluga - drekaflugu - drekaflugur)
grasshopper in Icelandic(F) engispretta (engispretta - engisprettu - engisprettur)
caterpillar in Icelandic(F) lirfa (lirfa - lirfu - lirfur)
termite in Icelandic(M) termíti (termíti - termíta - termítar)
ladybird in Icelandic(F) maríuhæna (maríuhæna - maríuhænu - maríuhænur)

Marine Animals in Icelandic

whale in Icelandic(M) hvalur (hvalur - hvals - hvalir)
shark in Icelandic(M) hákarl (hákarl - hákarls - hákarlar)
dolphin in Icelandic(M) höfrungur (höfrungur - höfrungs - höfrungar)
seal in Icelandic(M) selur (selur - sels - selir)
jellyfish in Icelandic(F) marglytta (marglytta - marglyttu - marglyttur)
octopus in Icelandic(M) kolkrabbi (kolkrabbi - kolkrabba - kolkrabbar)
turtle in Icelandic(F) skjaldbaka (skjaldbaka - skjaldböku - skjaldbökur)
starfish in Icelandic(M) krossfiskur (krossfiskur - krossfisks - krossfiskar)
crab in Icelandic(M) krabbi (krabbi - krabba - krabbar)

Animal Names in Icelandic

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