The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is a research institute, closely connected to the University of Iceland.
Its research interests are various aspects of the Icelandic language, modern and old, including lexicographic projects, language policy and language technology. Also the studies and conservation of the medieval manuscripts in the keeping of the institute, Old Norse literature and folklore studies.
The lexicographic activities focus on compiling and publishing online dictionaries, in particular: a) a monolingual Dictionary of contemporary Icelandic, b) ISLEX – a multilingual Scandinavian dictionary, and c) Lexía, an Icelandic-French dictionary. Also, currently, the retro-digitising of an important one-hundred-year-old dictionary between Icelandic and Danish.
The director of the institute is Prof. Guðrún Nordal.