So, I've been studying Icelandic for over three years. Finally, I visited my country of adoption this past month. (Ask me in person, or send me an email if you're interested in knowing more about it.) At this point, I'm looking into getting certified, or ready to study for a proficiency test.
Testing helps reinforce and gauge the level you're working at. Taking a test will let me know what I should work on, and where my weaknesses are. Taking a test in proficiency is an important step for any language learner. Icelandic is good for getting into the pagan mindset that never died in Iceland, associated medieval texts, and getting my brain into a new space for seeing the world in a different way. Can anyone say, linguistic purism or inflection? I also study Icelandic to connect to my Germanic roots. As a result of my studies i've met and made some good connections. If you've ever attended a Þorrablót or knitted a lopapeysa you understand. Next to art, Icelandic culture is my most beloved pastime.
"One language is never enough." -Icelandic proverb
The University of Iceland recommends this test.
The search for a study guide begins!