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Introduction to Iceland

"Who are those Icelanders?" and Þorrablót

In Iceland, we maintain an old custom called Þorrablót. Before it was a matter of religion but now it's all about enjoying each others company and eat the traditional Þorramatur. Before starting the Þorrablót, a lecture on Icelandic culture and society will be held.

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There are seven universities in the country. Most of the higher education institutions are run by the state or private parties with state support. Currently there are approximately 18000 students enrolled in the higher education system, of which about 5% are international students.

International students either attend Icelandic higher education institutions as exchange students or as degree-seeking students. For exchange options, please consult the international office of your home university, where you can get information on partner universities.
























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