Icelandic Submitted Place Names
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL (Other) Icelandic
Means "island mountain glacier". From Icelandic eyja
"mountain", and jökull
"glacier". Eyjafjallajökull is a glacier and volcano in Iceland whose eruptions in 2010 caused a great air travel disruption in Europe.
ÍSAFJÖRÐUR (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "ice fjord" or "fjord of ice" in Icelandic. Ísafjörður is a town in Iceland.
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".
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.