• Iceland
2 - 12 weeks

Program Details

Hiking Horseback Riding Ice Climbing
Cabin Guesthouse Hostel Hotel
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition for PST programs covers all day-to-day expenses including three meals each day, lodging, entertainment, excursions, any theatre and concert tickets, entry fees, bike and boat rentals, ski passes and equipment rental, tips, and all ground transportation during the program, including trains, buses and taxis. Tuition does not include the $200 Application Fee, international or internal airfare, baggage fees, visa and entry/exit fees, laundry, communication home, health care, gifts, snacks, or other personal expenses.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Park Fees Tour Guide Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Apr 07, 2021
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About Program

This program is for students who are excited to develop their understanding of renewable energy and climate science in Iceland. Students will have opportunities to explore these themes through field-based lessons, landscape exploration, and meetings and discussions with academics, scientists, naturalists, and everyday Icelanders. This program involves lots of outdoor adventure, including glacier trekking and ice caving, hiking, sea kayaking, horseback riding, and visiting a geothermal power plant. We examine the nuances of climatic change and its impacts on Icelandic landscapes and culture through exposure to a multitude of perspectives and expertise.

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Program Highlights

  • Join a glaciologist for a talk about glacier dynamics, then trek across a nearby glacier with a trained local guide
  • Learn how climatic shifts have impacted ocean currents and subsequently the Icelandic fishing industry.
  • Meet with a storyteller and engage with traditional Icelandic folklore and legends
  • Travel to one of Europe's last great wilderness areas, the Hornstrandir Peninsula, and scout for the elusive arctic fox
  • Learn how Iceland has transitioned to an electrical grid that is powered by 100% renewable energy, and return home with tools and knowledge to better advocate for renewable energy expansion at home

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