Personal and place names
Institute personnel answer inquiries on place names and names in general. They also provide help and advice to the general public, institutions and enterprises on the collection, cataloguing and preservation of traditional place names and selection of new names, e.g. for streets in new districts. Queries can be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or directed to employees of the onomastics department.
The archive of Icelandic Place Names preserves lists of the names on most farmsteads in Iceland. Part of the archive is available in Sarpur, a cultural history database.
Work is underway on digitising the archive and opening a database portal - nafnid.is - to facilitate access to the collection by both scholars and the general public. The Icelandic Research Council RANNÍS recently awarded a grant for the project which began in 2019.