'''Icelandic''' (''islenska'') is the official language of [[Iceland]]. It is one of the most well-preserved languages in the world. The alphabet contains letters not found in the English alphabet, such as æ, ð and þ.
Of all the North [[Germanic languages]], Icelandic is the closest to [[Old Norse]], along with [[
Faeroese language| Faeroese]]. A speaker of modern Icelandic can easily read and understand the Old Norse sagas with little diffculty.