Our kind of science

Our kind of science

Our kind of science

Kids in Iceland may not be the best in mathematics or physics, but at school they learn all sorts of other skills instead. They learn carpentry and how to sew and cook. At every interval these Bildudalur kids are required to go outside and play, no matter how cold it is. There they learn all about velocity by rushing down the hill on little sledges and they learn all about snow science by building snow men and caves.

Grettislaug in Reykholar

Patreksfjordur swimming pool

Most people in Iceland live by the sea - and Iceland has abundance of hot water. Therefore it only makes sense to have obligatory swimming lessons, once a week all winter, in any weather. They learn breaststroke, front crawl, backstroke and even butterfly. And most importantly, they get to play around.