LOGISTICS AND COSTS
TUITION COST (estimated, to be confirmed)
For students: $990
For working professionals: $1090
The course fee includes transport from the town of Akureyri to Reykjavik, along with all travel related to the course excursions.
The course fee does NOT include international travel expenses, travel insurance, domestic travel to Akureyri ($35 bus – $100 flight), accommodation, meals, or the cost of the glacial walk (est. max. $200) and optional museum excursions in southern Iceland.
We anticipate the total participant cost of this program, including tuition, to be approximately USD$4,500 twin share accommodation, though we will be providing a detailed, accurate cost breakdown in the near future.
Participants are asked to pay a $300 non-refundable tuition deposit to secure their place following acceptance to the program. Additionally, participants will be required to cover their own travel costs to and from Iceland, along with accommodation, meals, and other ancillary costs.
We ask all participants to book their accommodation directly, though we can assist with room sharing upon request.
THE KIÐAGIL GUESTHOUSE takes its name from a tributary gully far to the south along Skjálfandafljót river, historically regarded as the border between wilderness and human habitation. Kiðagil is located at a mid-point in the Bárðardalur valley, which allows for easy excursions to many of our planned destinations, including to the Svartárkot farm, Lake Mývatn, the town of Húsavík and the Goðafoss waterfalls. Because of its history as a boarding school, it has a built-in classroom, a large kitchen/dining room and sleeps up to 35 people, making it highly suitable for lectures and gatherings.
Accommodation and meals are offered by Kidagil Guesthose, through this link. Prices vary depending on whether single rooms with private or shared rooms are selected. We recommend participants share accommodation to keep costs affordable, however another option is the campsite at the Guesthouse. Please note that the venue is rural, and there is no public transportation available, so renting a car is necessary for those selecting another accommodation option than the course venue itself.
Information coming shortly
Accommodation is offered by the City Center Hotel in downtown Reykjavik through this link. Prices vary depending on whether single rooms or shared rooms are selected.
Transportation from Kiðagil through Höfn to Reykjavík, and to and from all excursions, is included in the tuition cost. On many parts of these journeys, lectures (live and/or pre-recorded) will be delivered and considered part of the curriculum.
A small group, of ten or less, is the foundation of the WII Field Stations experience. This model, we call it a pod, maximizes time spent in open spaces, which greatly reduces many of the risks associated with the transmission of Covid-19. Participants should be aware, however, that lectures are held indoors, we eat meals together, and there is time spent traveling daily to and from our field excursions. Our accommodations likely also require room sharing. In these contexts, we will not be socially distanced.
We require all participants, without exception, to provide proof of vaccination, acknowledge our safety protocols, and sign our liability waiver upon acceptance to the program.
Obtaining private travel insurance is a requirement and an obligation that falls to the participant.
Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area (of which Iceland is a part).
Visit the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration website for the most current visa information.
Iceland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Iceland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. You need sufficient funds and a return airline ticket. Further information for US citizens entering Iceland.
For additional details about US citizens traveling into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.
For an overview of possible grants participants can apply for to cover travel costs and/or course fees, see HERE.
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