may, 2022

25may(may 25)09:0027(may 27)17:00NORDAND 15 Conference 202209:00 - 17:00 (27) Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Institute and International Centre Event Type :Conference

Event Details

In collaboration with University of Iceland and The Árni Magnússon Institute, The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages is happy to host the 15th conference on Nordic Languages as a Second Language, NORDAND 15.

The conference covers Nordic languages as a second or a foreign language as well as plurilingualism in the Nordic countries.

Nordand 15 rescheduled to 25-27 May 2022

Due to Covid-19 the Nordand 15 conference, scheduled for 26-28 May 2021, has been rescheduled to 25-27 May 2022.

About the Conference

Conference:       Nordand 15 2022

Date:                    25-27 May 2022

Venue:                 Veröld – House of Vigdís, University of Iceland, Brynjólfsgata 1, 107 Reykjavík

Reservations:    In the case of restrictions due to Coronavirus, the conference will be held online

Contributions from seasoned scholars as well as from students and practitioners interested in the various aspects of culture and communication are encouraged.

Potential themes could include:

  1. second language acquisition
  2. language attitudes
  3. language ideologies
  4. language policy
  5. education
  6. literacy
  7. language in the curriculum
  8. language learning for professional purposes
  9. otherness
  10. political discourses
  11. (trans-)languaging
  12. theory-praxis dialogue

The conference will also include session papers, poster presentations, and round table discussions

Members of the Conference Committee:

  • Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Head of the Vigdís Institut and Professor in English,
  • Branislav Bedi,
  • Brynhildur Anna Ragnarsdóttir,
  • Guðrún Theódórsdóttir, Associate Professor in Icelandic as a second language,
  • Kolbrún Friðriksdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer in Icelandic as a second language,
  • Þóra Björk Hjartardóttir, Associate Professor in Icelandic as a second language, thorah@hi,is
  • Þórhildur Oddsdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer in Danish –
  • Jóna Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir
  • Halldóra Jóhanna Þorláksdóttir
  • Valgerður Jónasdóttir
Call for Papers

To be announced.

Important Dates
Important dates

1 November 2021   handing in abstracts

1 February 2022      notification of acceptance

Fees and Registration

To be confirmed.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

To be confirmed.



To be confirmed

A chair will be assigned to each session or panel at the conference. His/her role will be to introduce the speakers, keep track of time and assist with technical support. Every speaker has 25 min at his/her disposal, 20 min for the presentation and 5 for questions and answers.

Practical Information


The conference will be held in Veröld – hús Vigdísar • Brynjólfsgata 1 (corner with Suðurgata) • 107 Reykjavík
Coordinates: 64.140001, -21.952594 or 64°08’24.0″N 21°57’09.3″W.  This is in walking distance from many hotels and accommodation options in downtown and west Reykjavík.

Closest bus-stops are Háskólabíó, Hótel Saga and, somewhat further away, Háskóli Íslands or Hagatorg.
The Building is connected with the main buildings of the university campus via a tunnel to the Háskólatorg building.


Tourism in Iceland has grown immensely and moderately-priced lodging is quick to fill up. We encourage conference participants to book accommodation as early as possible to avoid high prices and limited availability. Websites such as and will provide information about a range of accommodation possibilities. For more information about hotels and other types of lodging in Reykjavik, see HERE.


Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the main airport in Iceland, is located 40 kilometers from Reykjavík, the capital city. Over 20 airlines offer flights to and from Iceland through the airport. For information about flights to Iceland, see HERE.

Transportation to Reykjavík from the airport is available by bus, Flybus or taxi, see HERE

The only public transportation in Reykjavík is the bus system, commonly called Stræto. See their website for information about fares, timetable, and a route planner, HERE.

The two main taxi companies in Reykjavík are Hreyfill, tel. +354 588 55 22 see HERE and Taxi BSR, tel. +354- 56 10000, see HERE. When calling for a taxi you can expect it to arrive within 10 minutes.

For a map of the University of Iceland see HERE.


The Internet can be accessed through Eduroam on the University premises.


The official currency in Iceland is ISK (Icelandic krona). Recognised credit/debit cards are accepted in all restaurants, shops, hotels and cash machines. For the official exchange rate of ISK towards major currencies, see HERE.


The native language in Iceland is Icelandic, but English is widely used.


Excursion / Tour

To be confirmed.


25 (Wednesday) 09:00 - 27 (Friday) 17:00


Veröld - House of Vigdís


Vigdís Institute and International Centre