Icelandic Animal Names

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.

EnglishIcelandic
pig(N) svín (svín - svíns - svín)
cow(F) kýr (kýr - kýr - kýr)
horse(M) hestur (hestur - hests - hestar)
dog(M) hundur (hundur - hunds - hundar)
sheep(F) kind (kind - kindar - kindur)
monkey(M) api (api - apa - apar)
cat(M) köttur (köttur - kattar - kettir)
bear(M) björn (björn - bjarnar - birnir)
tiger(N) tígrisdýr (tígrisdýr - tígrisdýrs - tígrisdýr)
rabbit(F) kanína (kanína - kanínu - kanínur)
lion(N) ljón (ljón - ljóns - ljón)
elephant(M) fíll (fíll - fíls - fílar)
chicken(M) kjúklingur (kjúklingur - kjúklings - kjúklingar)
duck(F) önd (önd - andar - andir)
butterfly(N) fiðrildi (fiðrildi - fiðrildis - fiðrildi)
bee(F) býfluga (býfluga - býflugu - býflugur)
ant(M) maur (maur - maurs - maurar)
fish(M) fiskur (fiskur - fisks - fiskar)
whale(M) hvalur (hvalur - hvals - hvalir)
shark(M) hákarl (hákarl - hákarls - hákarlar)
dolphin(M) höfrungur (höfrungur - höfrungs - höfrungar)
spider(F) könguló (könguló - köngulóar - köngulær)
snake(M) snákur (snákur - snáks - snákar)
snail(M) snigill (snigill - snigils - sniglar)
frog(M) froskur (froskur - frosks - froskar)
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