You only protect what you love,
You only love what you know,
You only know what you have been taught
Guðmundur Páll Ólafsson naturalist
Understand Iceland specializes in study-abroad tours for college and university students in the United States who want to explore Iceland's dynamic nature and history.
We organize trips 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, and field excursions.
We explore the most amazing scenery in Iceland: stunning volcanoes, lava fields, black beaches, and glaciers.
Along with academic study programs, we offer various outdoor activities, depending upon the wishes of the group.
We are passionate about every tour and proud of our personalized service.
The groups are always led by an Icelandic guide with first-aid certification and a safety plan is made for every tour.
Send us an email to require or book a study tour.
Lectures and courses by our local experts
We have a wide range of local experts within different disciplines that will provide lectures for your students on various topics: