• Iceland Excursion

Students travel to Iceland during project week

Polar lights, breathtaking landscapes, and the magic of ice and snow

Our students have a unique opportunity to travel to Iceland during the project week between November 11 and November 17 with Prof. Heike Ollertz and Prof. Nina Röder and take part in a 7-day photography workshop in arctic conditions.

In temperatures of around -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) and bitter winds, the participants will go on a journey of discovery on the southern coast of Iceland. During the trip, Photography students will explore Icelandic nature and culture, and will grapple with the topic of energy production and its effects on the people and natural environment. In addition, they will go on a search for the polar lights and elves and research their significance in differing cultural, academic, and artistic contexts during the week.

The town of Skogar with its impressive Skogafoss waterfall will act as base camp for the workshop. The town is located at the center of the Icelandic southern coast, surrounded by 50 km (31 miles) of breathtaking coastline. The group will be traveling from the southwestern tip, through the Reykjarnes Peninsula and Þórsmörk National Park to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

A stimulating adventure awaits our students. We are already looking forward to their project outcomes. You would also like to take part in an extraordinary trip such as this one? Then apply today for the upcoming semester at the University of Applied Sciences Europe!

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