Welcome to Iceland Academy

Hello and welcome back to Iceland Academy. We hope you had a good break? With its changing colours and falling prices Autumn really is one of the best times to visit Iceland and we’re here to help you make the most of it.

Whether it’s learning how to pack warm to stay happy, getting a taster on our authentic cuisine, or uncovering the secrets of capturing nature’s magical Northern Lights, our unique programme is specially tailored to prepare you for an amazing trip.

And don’t forget if you complete the course, you could win an Icelandic field trip to come and test out some of your new learning for real.

So grab a chair and choose from one of our exciting classes below.

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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 the Radisson Blu Hotel Saga. You will be able to put your newfound skills to the test with a Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik Excursions plus, and an unforgettable Whale Watching Tour with Special Tours will make this trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Terms & Conditions

Autumn Classes

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

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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

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