Program Details

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.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old at time of departure
  • 2.0 GPA

Tentative Dates

Classes on DSU campus: Spring Semester 2018
Travel Dates: May 16-21, 2018 (May vary by a week)

Course Credit

GEO 3910 – Applied Geological Investigation of Iceland (3 credit hours)

Program Sites

  • Reykjavik

  • Thingvellir National Park

  • Geysir geothermal area

  • Thorsmork Glacier Valley

  • Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls

  • Sólheimajökull glacier

  • Krisuvik geothermal field

  • Álftanes peninsula

  • Kleifarvatn Lake

  • Blue Lagoon

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.

Program 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.

Program Directors

Janice Hayden, Geology Instructor
Email: Phone: 435-652-7778 Office: SNOW 114A