As part of its Iceland Academy educational video series for tourists, and looking to promote an increased responsibility amongst visitors, Inspired By Iceland has introduced a special video guide on ‘How to Take a Safe Selfie’. The video is one of five new online tutorials for tourists wanting to learn about how to experience the best of Iceland firsthand, from the people who know it best – the locals.
The fun tutorials, launched today as part of the online educational tool’s Winter Term, aim to enlighten tourists on the more unknown aspects of Iceland. Insider tips and advice highlight everything from the wonders of its seven regions, to its very own 130 volcanoes and the clean and renewable energy they provide to 90% of Iceland’s houses. They also offer information on Iceland’s unique festivals, its iconic horses and a short history lesson on Icelandic sagas.
Each online academy class is hosted by a local ‘tutor’ including Head of Iceland Academy and Guide Stína Bang, Kamilla Ingibergsdóttir, music aficionado and PA to global successes ‘Of Monsters and Men’ and Settlement Centre manager Sigríður Margrét Guðmundsdóttir.
Iceland Academy’s classes are open to everyone via the Inspired By Iceland website and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). Users are invited to watch the video tutorials and complete a short, fun quiz, testing their newly learned knowledge on everything from hot tub etiquette and local food sustainability, to glacier safety. On successful completion of the quiz, viewers will recieve a special Iceland Academy badge and be entered into a competition to win a once in a lifetime ‘field trip’ to Iceland where they can test out their new skills.
This term, Inspired By Iceland will host a special Facebook Live video class in partnership with Horses of Iceland, educating viewers on all that is wonderful about the Icelandic horse. Viewers can tune in by liking the Inspired By Iceland Facebook page.
Since launching in February 2016 ‘Iceland Academy’ has helped over 15,000 visitors learn about all aspects of Icelandic nature, culture and etiquette offering advice on avoiding awkwardness in the hot tub, how to drive safely in Iceland, what makes local food so healthy and delicious, how to travel responsibly, winter sports, staying safe, how to pack for Iceland’s ever-changing weather system and how to capture the Northern Lights.