Iceland is in the center of the North Atlantic where the cold polar currents of the Arctic mix with the remnants of warm Atlantic waters carried up north by the Gulf Stream. Located halfway between North America and Europe, Iceland perches atop the mid-Atlantic ridge where the North American and European tectonic plates are slowly pulling apart from one another continuously shaping and reshaping the island. It has also long been a scene of contrasts, often called a land of fire and ice.

Iceland offers a unique opportunity to students wanting to study marine biology and ecology, fisheries science, marine conservation, and marine resource policy and management. The courses offered by the University of Iceland’s SUMMER PROGRAM will engage students and allow them to learn from worldwide leaders in the field. Please browse our website for specific details regarding our program, the courses offered, and how to apply.

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Marine Education in Iceland, University of Iceland, Askja Sturlugata 7, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland