10 words and phrases in Icelandic that don’t exist in English


Don’t get lost in translation. Here are some words in Icelandic that don’t have direct English translations, and a few of them have a cultural reference that you might even consider hilarious.

Gluggaveður (noun)
When the weather seems great, when you’re looking through a window from inside, but is actually cold and not so great when you step out without a jacket. Literally it means “window-weather.”