Icelandic Submitted Place Names

Icelandic names are used on the island nation of Iceland. See also about Scandinavian names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AKUREYRI (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic akur "field" and eyri "sandbank". Akureyri is a town in the north of Iceland.
BRUSSEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic, Norwegian
Dutch, Afrikaans, Icelandic and Norwegian form of Brussels.
DANMÖRK (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic form of DANMARK.
DJAKARTA (Settlement) Dutch (Archaic), Afrikaans, Icelandic
Archaic Dutch form of Jakarta as well as the modern Afrikaans and Icelandic form of the name. The modern Dutch form is written exactly the same as the English form.
EFRAT (River) Bulgarian, Icelandic
Bulgarian and Icelandic form of Euphrates.
EVRÓPA (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Europa (see Europe).
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL (Other) Icelandic
Means "island mountain glacier". From Icelandic eyja "island", fjall "mountain", and jökull "glacier". Eyjafjallajökull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland whose eruptions in 2010 caused a great air travel disruption in Europe.
FÆREYJAR (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of FØROYAR.
GALÍLEA (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Galilee.
HAFNARFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic höfn "harbour, port" and fjörður "fjord". Hafnarfjörður is the third largest city in Iceland.
ÍSAFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" or "fjord of ice" in Icelandic. Ísafjörður is a town in Iceland.
ÍSLAND (Country) Icelandic, Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from Old Norse íss "ice" and land "land, country".
JERÚSALEM (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Jerusalem.
JÓRVÍK (Settlement) Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Icelandic and Old Norse form of York. It is believed to be derived from Old English Eoforwic, itself believed to be derived from Latin Eboracum possibly meaning "place of the yew trees".
KÁKASUS (Region & Mountain) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Caucasus.
KARÞAGÓ (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Carthage.
KASAKSTAN (Country) Afrikaans, Icelandic
Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Kazakhstan.
KÓPAVOGUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Combination of Icelandic kópur "seal" and vogur "bay". Kópavogur is the second largest city in Iceland.
KÓRINÞA (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
LAUSITZ (Region) German, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Lusatia, which some countries have adopted as their name for the Central European region.
LETTLAND (Country) Faroese, German, Icelandic, Swedish
Cognate of Latvia.
LÚSITANÍA (Political Subdivision & Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lusitania.
MAKEDÓNÍA (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Macedonia.
PARÞÍA (Region) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Parthia.
PJONGJANG (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovene
Form of Pyongyang. In Belgium and the Netherlands, this spelling is technically considered dated but still used regularly there (especially in Belgium). The preferred spelling is now the same as the English one, namely Pyongyang.
PÓLLAND (Country) Faroese, Icelandic
Faroese and Icelandic form of Poland.
REYKJAVÍK (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "bay of smokes", from Old Norse reykir, plural of reykr “smoke” and vík "bay". Steam from hot springs in the region is said to have inspired Reykjavík's name.
SJIMKENT (Settlement) Icelandic
Icelandic form of Shymkent.
SKOTLAND (Country) Afrikaans, Danish, Icelandic
Afrikaans, Danish and Icelandic form of Scotland.
STEIERMARK (Political Subdivision & Region) German, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Swedish
German form of Styria, which some countries have adopted as their name for both the Austrian state and the Austro-Slovenian region.
SURTSEY (Island) Icelandic
Means "Surtr's island" in Icelandic. Surtsey is an uninhabited island south of Iceland that formed in a volcanic eruption (which lasted several years) in the mid-1960s.
SVÍÞJÓÐ (Country) Icelandic, Ancient Scandinavian
Icelandic and Old Norse form of SVERIGE.
ÞÝSKALAND (Country) Icelandic
Icelandic cognate of DEUTSCHLAND.
TRÓJA (Settlement) Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Slovak
Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic and Slovak form of Troy.