GEOL493D "Geology of Iceland: Fire & Ice"

In May 2018 the Department of Geology & Geography will lead a fieldtrip to Iceland as part of GEOL493D (3 credits) and GEOL930 (Continuing Education).

Important Dates:

  • Enroll by January 12th, 2018
  • Start at Keflavik International Airport, morning of May 8th.
  • Finish in Reykjavik on the morning of May 14th.

Participants are responsible for their own flights, and for getting to and from the appropriate U.S. airport.

Students enrolled in GEOL493D will stay in youth hostels, and all meals and vehicle transport in Iceland are included. Continuing Education participants enrolled in GEOL930 have the option to stay and eat with the other group, or to stay in private hotel rooms (meals not included, vehicle transport is included).

GEOL493D has a required, 1 hour per week seminar on Monday afternoon's at 2.30. GEOL930 is the fieldtrip only.

 Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, south Iceland

Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, south Iceland


Highlights will include:

  • hiking on the Solheimajokull glacier near Skogar,
  • visiting Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, the LAVA Museum, and Reykjavik,
  • exploring the Hellisheidi power plant and natural geothermal features at Reykjanes,
  • investigating subaerial, submarine, and subglacial volcanism throughout the south of Iceland.