Welcome to Iceland Academy

Hello, welcome to a breath-taking Iceland Academy Winter Term. Wrap up warm and prepare yourself for a magical time in Iceland with our latest classes.

This term, we will show you some of our obscure and fascinating festivals, take a walk through history atop an Icelandic horse, teach you how to travel further in Iceland, uncover the secrets as to what gives Iceland its power and even show you how to stay safe in your quest for the perfect selfie.

If you pay attention and answer the pop quiz correctly after each class you might just win a trip to Iceland where you can test your newfound knowledge for real.

So get comfy and choose from one of our exciting classes below.

Stína,
Head of Iceland Academy

Win an Icelandic adventure

Watch and complete all the classes for the chance to win a spectacular trip to Iceland for you and a friend. Fly in style with Icelandair to KEF Airport and stay for four nights at a hotel in Reykjavik. An unforgettable Whale Watching Tour with Elding will make this trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Terms & Conditions

Winter Classes

Finish all the classes to have the chance to win a trip to Iceland

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How to Travel Further in Iceland

When you come to Iceland deciding what to do and see can be kind of overwhelming. Iceland Academy tutor, Stína shows you how broaden your horizons next time you visit.

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Beginner’s Guide to Icelandic Sagas

Saddle up and prepare for old Nordic tales of Vikings and horses. Let Sirrý guide you by the reigns through ancient Iceland.

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A Guide To Safe Selfies in Iceland

Selfies can be dangerous when you’re focusing on your pout and not the volcanic hot spring about to cover you in boiling water. Let us help you get the perfect selfie, not a nasty injury.

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A Guide to Icelandic Festivals

Nearly every town and village in Iceland has some kind of festival. Kamilla and some future festivalgoers share a few of their favourite highlights in this class.

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Autumn Classes

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Pack Warm Stay Happy

Iceland’s weather is constantly changing. Follow these simple packing tips and you’ll be ready for anything, come rain, shine, or sudden snowstorm.

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How to eat like an Icelander

There’s a reason us Icelanders are so healthy and long living. And it starts with the stomach. Take this class and discover the secrets to our Icelandic cuisine.

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Capturing the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of nature’s most spectacular showcases. But also one of its most elusive. Follow the tips in this class and you’ll have the best chance of capturing them.

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Summer Classes

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Driving in Iceland

Hiring a car is a great way to explore some of Iceland’s amazing secrets. But be warned, our crazy weather conditions, can make driving in Iceland very different from your own country. So be sure to take our Driving class before jumping behind the wheel. Happy driving.

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Spring Classes

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How to avoid hot tub awkwardness

Sharing a hot tub in Iceland is one of life’s little pleasures.

In this class we’ll teach you the ins and outs of this most treasured of Icelandic customs. So in no time at all you’ll be getting relaxed and wrinkly like a local.

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Responsible travelling in Iceland

Iceland is one of the most awe-inspiring places on earth. We’ll show you how to respect and be in harmony with Mother Nature, so you can feel at home.

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Staying safe in Iceland

Iceland can be stunningly beautiful but also quite brutal. If you’re thinking about exploring Iceland’s stunning glaciers and breathtaking natural landscapes, this class will prepare you to travel safely.

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A Guide to Winter Sports in Iceland

From skiing and snowboarding to diving between tectonic plates. Explore everything the Iceland winter has to offer on this high adrenaline class.

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Graduate from the Iceland Academy

Finish all the classes and get your diploma

Official Partners

  • The Blue Lagoon
  • The Icelandic Travel Industry Association
  • Elding Whale Watching
  • Air Iceland
  • Hey Iceland
  • Iceland Travel
  • Guðmundur Jónasson Travel
  • Landsvirkjun
  • Hotels of Iceland
  • Icelandair Hotels
  • North Sailing
  • Budget - Alp - Avis
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Saga
  • Reykjavik Excursions
  • Visit Westfjords
  • Special Tours
  • Arctic Adventures
  • Gray Line Iceland
  • Norðurflug Helicopter
  • Duty Free Iceland
  • Icelandic Mountain Guides
  • Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Hotel Ranga
  • Snæland Grímsson
  • Nordic Visitor
  • Hertz Iceland
  • Isavia
  • Sterna Travel
  • Discover the World
  • Landsbankinn
  • Sea Tours
  • Höldur - EuropeCar
  • 66°North
  • Icelandair
  • Geysir Car Rental