Introduction to Iceland

Day trip to Snæfellsnes peninsula in natural, historical and spiritual perspective

The peninsula of Snæfellsnes is characterised by rugged mountains rising between a wide coastal plain on the southern side and narrow coast northen side. It is about 100 km long, covers an area of about 680 square kilometers and is sometimes referred to as "Iceland in a nutshell". The 1446 m high dormant volcano Snæfellsjökull glacier lies majesticially at the end of the penisula. Snæfellsnes is mainly inhabited on the sheltered north coast, in the towns of Hellissandur-Rif, Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður and Stykkishólmur.

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Intensive Language Preparation Course in Icelandic for Exchange students

The University Centre of the Westfjords, located in the town of Isafjörður in the Westfjords, offers a variety of intensive Icelandic language courses, of different duration and levels, ideal for exchange students coming to Iceland for one or two semesters. For further information about all the courses please visit the University Centre website. Below you will find basic information about the courses Icelandic A1- A2 for students, which is recommended for exchange students.

Icelandic A1-A2 for exchange students

The course Icelandic A1-A2, offered by The University Centre, is specially designed for exchange students coming to Iceland for one or two semesters. The course is originally an Erasmus Intensice Language Course (EILC) that has been offered at The University Centre since 2008. Exchange students are especially encouraged to apply for this course.

Students will be accommodated in Núpur which is about 25 min. drive from the town of Ísafjörður. This former boarding school that served the nearby area, but is now run as a guesthouse and venue for other events, i.e. language courses.

Duration: August 4-22, 2014

Application deadline: May 30, 2014.

Prerequisite: Participants must have completed the culture(menning) theme on the course Icelandic Online 1 before the course begins in August

For whom: All exchange students coming to Iceland for the 2014-2015 semesters.

Transport:   A chartered bus will be arranged for students from Reykjavík to Núpur and Núpur to Reykjavík. Costs is 10.000 ISK each way.
 More information on how to get  to Núpur.

 Course fee:  500 EUR, including teaching excursions and transport during the course. Students can apply for a grant at their home universities.

Accommodation fee: 499 EUR,  Includes accommodation in a double room, linen, towels, breakfast and lunch on weekdays, coffee/tea, access to kitchen, laundry facilities and shared living rooms.

Credits: The University Centre recommends that this course is accredited with 6 ECTS.

All further information and application form is available on the Icelandic A1-A2 for Students website