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Introduction to Iceland

Borgarfjörður Excursion - Saga and Nature

West Iceland has long been a favorite for its diverse nature, rich fauna and living history and culture. Easily reachable from Reykjavík via a 6 km tunnel under Hvalfjörður (“Whale fjord”), West Iceland is a showcase of lava formations, geothermal activity and history. Highlights of this trip include Borgarnes, Reykholt, Hraun- and Barnafossar waterfalls, Hallmundarhraun and Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The trip will conclude with a tour of Hvalfjörður “Whale Fjord”, one of the deepest and longest fjords in Iceland.

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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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