Iceland, the land of fire and ice, offers students an experiential learning opportunity to study nearly every basic topic in Geology. Both tectonic processes powered by Earth’s internal energy such as plate boundaries, volcanoes, earthquakes, geysers, and graduation processes powered by the sun such as glaciers, rivers, shorelines, weathering and erosion are observed first hand. Environmental issues like resource use and its relationship to climate change and utilizing geothermal as a green energy resource to generate electricity are also examined.
- Must be 18 years old at time of departure
- 2.0 GPA
Spring Semester 2018 (classes on DSU campus)
May 6-21, 2018 (May vary by a week)
Geological Investigation of Iceland
(3 credit hours)
Estimated Program Fee
*Program Fee Covers
Roundtrip airfare, accommodations in hotels with private bathrooms, continental breakfast and dinner daily, sightseeing tours and excursions led by licensed local guides, ground transportation to all included activities, entrance fees, walking tours, academic visits.
Fee DOES NOT Cover
DSU tuition, DSU travel insurance, lunches, transportation to free-time activities, customary gratuities, non-standard rooming, porterage, baggage-handling fees, expenses caused by airline rescheduling or
delays, passport fee, souvenirs, other discretionary spending.
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir geothermal area
Thorsmork Glacier Valley
Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls
Krisuvik geothermal field
Office: SNOW 114A