Icelandic Instruments – Handmade, Traditional

Sangitamiya is pleased to feature several types of Icelandic instruments, handmade by some of Iceland’s best instrument makers.

Among the Icelandic instruments to be found in Sangitamiya is not only the Langspil, the most traditional of all Icelandic instruments, but also several types of lyres, kanteles and earth-harps.

LANGSPIL – Iceland’s most traditional instrument.


Some of the langspils in Sangitamiya have unique carvings, such as whale motives:


Some other types of langspil are the West-Fjord langspil and a langspil with a chromatic fretboard:


Other Icelandic instruments featured in Sangitamiya include a wide variety of lyres, kanteles and earth-harps: