Mountaineering school FAS​

Your path towards mountain guidance

The first year program in FAS Mountaineering school is 60 credits and students need 56 credits to graduate. The program covers either two or four semesters and touches on all the main subjects of mountaineering.

The first year program focused on glacier guiding, students who complete the program receive certain qualifications within the Association of Icelandic mountain guides AIMG and approved training in first aid from Landsbjörg.

The program consists of practical field courses and theoretical online courses.

The cost of each semester is ISK 75,000 and includes the use of the school’s equipment and access to a large tent and kitchen tent when appropriate, together with the cost of accommodation in the camping areas. If staying in accommodation, the students are responsible for the costs themselves, as well as all costs for transport and food during the practical field courses.

The total cost for the year is ISK 150,000 for each student, ISK 75,000 must be paid at the beginning of each semester before the first field trip. See more information below under „cost“.

Application deadline is April 21, 2024

The second year program in FAS Mountaineering schoold is 60 credits and students need 54 credits to graduate. The program is taught over two semesters, the first year program in the FAS mountaineering schools is a mandatory prerequisite for participation in the second year program.

The second year is a  with a focus on alpine trekking guiding. It is a specialized study in mountaineering and is intended for those who want to improve on the basics and work in mountaineering and guiding.

The program consists of practical field courses and theoretical online courses.

The cost of each semester is ISK 75,000 and includes the use of the school’s equipment and access to a large tent and kitchen tent when appropriate, together with the cost of accommodation at the campsites. If staying in accommodation, the students are responsible for the costs themselves, as well as all costs for transport and food during the practical field courses.

Therefore, the cost for the year is a total of ISK 150,000 for each student, ISK 75,000 must be paid at the beginning of each semester before the first field trip.

Application deadline is April 21, 2024