Customized faculty-led programs

Understand Iceland specializes in customised faculty-led study abroad programs for colleges and universities from North America who want to explore Iceland’s dynamic nature and history.

Do you lack the local know how and connections?  We will organize your study abroad tour around Iceland, focusing primarily on topics ranging from geology, biology, sustainability and nature conservation to history, archaeology, and culture.

We create connections with academic departments and research institutes, allowing students to interact with local experts in various disciplines and study Iceland through visits, lectures, hands on experience and field excursions.

Want to explore the most amazing scenery in Iceland: stunning volcanoes, lava fields, black beaches, and glaciers? We will take you there.

Along with academic study programs, we offer various outdoor activities, depending upon the wishes of the group.​

 We have a broad network of connections and are here to help you provide the best study abroad program in Iceland

Please send us an email for further information.

Itinerary for Customized faculty-led programs

Understand Iceland specializes in customised faculty-led study abroad programs for colleges and universities from North America who want to explore Iceland’s dynamic nature and history.

Day 1

An example of a day in a Faculty Led Program - The students will learn about renewable energy - hydro power and geothermal power - meet with leading experts in the field - visit power plants and interactive exhibitions to deepen their knowledge - outdoor activites such as hiking through a landscape with waterfalls, geothermal area, geysirs or visiting a natural hot pool.

Day 2

An example of a day in a Faculty Led Program - The students will meet with local farmers and greenhouse owners and learn about local food production. Learn about domestic animals, governmental rules and regulations regarding agriculture and food production - meet with the Icelandic horse and learn about sheep farming and the uniqueness of the icelandic wool.

Day 3

An example of a day in a Faculty Led Program - The students will learn about geology and glaciology - meet with leading experts in the field and hike through magnificent landscapes and gain insight of the impact of climate change on glaciers in Iceland.

Day 4

An example of a day in a Faculty Led Program - The students will learn about land degredation, biodiversity, afforestation and soil conservation. They will gain hands on experience by participating in research, planting trees, visiting an eco village and helping with bio dynamic farming.

Day 5

An example of a day in a Faculty Led Program - The students will gain a holistic view on sustainability with leading experts who will bring a holistic view to sustainability, climate change and the circular economy in our day to day lives. The students will learn what are companies and individuals doing to lower their carbon footprint. They will evaluate why anyone should think sustainably and what it means. The students will evaluate their own consumption and learn what companies are doing regarding sustainability and how good they are doing.