Welcome to Iceland Academy

Hello, welcome to Iceland Academy. Wrap up warm and prepare yourself for a magical time in Iceland with our classes. 

We will teach you the most essential things you need to know before visiting Iceland. What to wear, how to drive, how to take the perfect selfie. It is all here. For a safe and happy trip to Iceland, make sure you finish all available courses. 

To make sure you are fully prepared, we have even put together a little quiz at the end of all courses. 

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

Stína,
Head of Iceland Academy

Iceland Academy Classes

Finish all the classes to prepare for your trip to Iceland

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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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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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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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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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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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Power of Iceland

Iceland has some of the cleanest air and one of the most sustainable lifestyles in the world.  Find out just how we do it.

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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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Graduate from the Iceland Academy

Finish all the classes and get your diploma

Official Partners

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