Understand Iceland

You always wanted to come to Iceland, now make sure your journey will be an unforgettable one!

Understand Iceland offers study abroad programs and educational tours in Iceland. We lead you to unique destinations and provide educational experiences at every step.

Through our tours, you will gain an understanding of Icelandic nature and culture in beautiful landscapes away from the crowds.

A unique travel experience where you will get to know the real Iceland.

Study Abroad

Understand Iceland offers faculty led study abroad programs for universities and provides a broad range of disciplines varying from nature conservation, agriculture and climate change action to culture heritage and history.

We support developement of academically inspiring programs that motivate and engage students in broading their minds and gaining a new perspective. 

Educational Tours

Understand Iceland offers educational tours in Iceland for people of all ages, introducing natural wonders and cultural destinations.

We welcome people who are interested in culture, history and nature on our trips. The tours focus on Icelands landscape and culture in a friendly atmosphere with a personal touch.

Herdis is an amazing tour guide. She is extremely well versed in all aspects of Icelandic history, geography, culture and current events and made our trip a complete joy with her delightful sense of humor. Herdis illuminated each stop on our journey with interesting, insightful stories about the places we visited.  She made sure at every turn we were well cared for and comfortable, making adjustments quickly and seamlessly as the needs of the group required.   We came away from our trip with a thorough, indepth understanding of Iceland because of her intrepid guidance! I can’t wait to go back. 

Deb Hensley

A CELL instructor

Travelling around Iceland with Herdis was truly the experience of a lifetime. Her in-depth knowledge of all things Iceland (history, culture, language, environment, ect) was amazing. Her humor and caring nature takes the trip from a great sightseeing tour to a truly holistic full mind-body experience.

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