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8 Reasons Why You Should Go on an Educational Tour to Iceland

Adventure is the best way to learn

Have you ever heard the phrase “adventure is the best way to learn”? It’s true! Doing an educational tour in Iceland is a great way to learn all sorts of new things, getting to know a different culture, as well as get to know yourself better. Here are 8 reasons why you should go on an educational tour to Iceland!

Posted by: Birta Bjornsdottir


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1. Iceland is Safe

According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland has been one of the most peaceful countries on Earth for the past ten years! If you want to travel abroad but you are worried about your safety, Iceland is the perfect place for you.

Iceland has a very low crime rate and violent crime is almost nonexistent. Icelandic police officers do not routinely carry guns, and Iceland has no army, navy, or air force. Iceland is so safe that you can walk right up to the president’s house without meeting any security staff.

Vík village in South Iceland

Vík village in South Iceland

2. Everybody is Equal in Iceland

If you worry about how you will be treated in Iceland, don’t! In Iceland, everyone is equal. For the past ten years, Iceland has ranked number one for the greatest gender equality in the world. In 2017 the World Economic Forum reported that Iceland has resolved 87% of its gender gap. Iceland is also an extremely LGBTQ+ friendly country, some years a third of the national population has attended the annual gay pride parade.  

 A Master´s study from the University of Missouri revealed that only 1,1% of Icelanders identified themselves as upper class, 1,5% as lower class, and the remaining 97% defined themselves as working class, middle class, upper middle class, or lower middle class. With such tiny numbers at either extreme end of the scale, there is a low level of tension between economic classes in Iceland.

In Iceland you cannot buy an expensive education, so no matter what class you belong to, you will receive the same education as everybody else. In Iceland it doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, or who you are attracted to, you will be treated the same as everyone else.

Walking on a blue glacier in Iceland

Walking on a blue glacier in Iceland

3. The Nature is Stunning

Iceland is best known for its stunning nature. Whether you want to see waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, northern lights, the midnight sun, volcanoes, or whatever else, Iceland is the place to do it.

You don’t have to travel far from the capital to be close to some extraordinary natural wonders. Whether you want to do day tours from Reykjavík or enjoy a round-the-island tour, you should see some of the magnificent nature - the options are endless!

Northern Lights over Kirjkufell mountain, West Iceland

Northern Lights over Kirjkufell mountain, West Iceland

4. So Many Learning Opportunities

Iceland is filled with learning opportunities, it is the perfect country if you want to study geology, volcanology, geography, and other sciences. Iceland also has a very rich history: the Icelandic Sagas; art; seafaring; political history; women’s history; and its financial history, including the recovery from the financial crisis of 2008, is also fascinating.

Columnar basalt formations at Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland

Columnar basalt formations at Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland

5. The Night Life is Awesome

Even though you are going on an educational tour, you might still want to check out the Icelandic nightlife. Iceland is very famous for its fun nightlife. Many bars and clubs are open until 5 in the morning, so if you want to dance all night you can do this. There is also a huge live music scene and some great craft beer bars.

Reykjavík by night

Reykjavík by night

6. Rich Culture

One of the best things about travelling to different countries is to get to know different cultures. Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital, has a very rich cultural life. There is a big live music scene, artwork everywhere, theaters, traditional concerts, and many innovative performances and events offering great cultural diversity.

 Visiting Reykjavik’s most popular sights and scenes is also a great way to spend your time. Make sure to visit Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert Hall, the Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur Hot Dog Stand, and many more interesting places.

Reykjavík city center

Reykjavík city center

7. Meet With Professors and Top Industry Professionals

We, at Extreme Iceland, have very good connections with the top professionals in many industries, and with many of the professors at Icelandic universities. It is normally very easy for us to arrange lectures and / or meetings with interesting and well-qualified people, enabling you and your group to get the most out of your educational tour.

Fimmvörðuháls eruption in 2010

Fimmvörðuháls eruption in 2010

8. Adventure

Are you looking for some adventure in your life? Traveling is, in itself, a great adventure. In Iceland we can make the adventure element more extreme and enormous fun.

Get up close and personal with a glacier by going glacier hiking, or enjoying an exciting snowmobiling tour. Why not take a Super Jeep ride into the highlands of Iceland? Iceland is just overflowing with adventure possibilities! We have just one question for you: What’s stopping you?

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland

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