Great book. It's what my tutor used with me to teach Icelandic. I never had a copy of my own, that is until today! Online classes with Háskoli Íslands will get you beginner's certification, but they cost $350 usd or more! Svo, fyrir the time being, ég er going to stick with this book, until classes become a bigger option. If you have an Icelandic tutor, this is the best place to begin. Of course, the grocery store, or knitting a lopapeysa are good places to start too. Language opens doors in the way you see the world, it opens doors in the world to things you never knew existed, or could imagine. Language is true magic.