Excursions 2017-06-14T10:31:56+00:00

A field trip to a multiple natural hazard area

A field trip to remember

An excursion to southern Iceland is included in the programme but is optional (price 24.000 ISK). A guided bus drive and short walks to view the spectacular and natural hazard prone area southeast of Reykjavik,  and learn about the multiple disaster risk management employed there.

Iceland´s southern mountain range traverses  a belt of active volcanoes, including Hekla, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull, infamous for  massive disruptions with ash and lava eruptions.  We  begin in communities threatened by earthquakes and volcanic activity, including  the geothermal village of Hveragerði, where a new field of bubbling hot springs surfaced during earthquakes in 2008. Further  east we will visit communities that have had to tackle repeated volcanic eruptions in the last decades.  At the end of the day we will enjoy local lobster in a rustic restaurant  by the seaside in a community challenged  by the  open Atlantic Ocean as well as seasonal floods in nearby glacial rivers.

The trip that lasts for 8-9 hours will give a unique opportunity to view the scenic landscape of southern Iceland from mountains to the black sands of the basalt coast, and learn at the same time about the various risk management measures that have been developed for this area.

The Blue Lagoon – Optional 
22 August
Departure: from University of Iceland at 18:00
Price: 14.000 ISK

The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax and unwind while the Blue Lagoon white silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The mineral salts balance and relax body and soul.

Inspired by Iceland Academy

Iceland is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture.

And the Iceland Academy wants to help you get the most of it. Our unique online programme has been specially designed to teach you the essentials of Iceland. So by the end of term you’ll be able to travel, eat, and even shower like a local.

Spring term consists of 4 classes. Each time you complete a class you’ll receive a badge. Collect all the badges and get your diploma and you could be joining us here at Iceland Academy to put your skills into practice.
So choose a class and let’s get started. We can’t wait to welcome you to Iceland Academy. More video’s and info to be found on Inspired by Iceland’s website.