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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There are seven nationally accredited institutions at a higher educational level in Iceland providing various programmes at different levels:

  • Agricultural University of Iceland
  • Bifröst University
  • Hólar University College
  • Iceland Academy of the Arts
  • Reykjavik University
  • University of Akureyri
  • University of Iceland