Keilir Aviation Academy

About Keilir Aviation Academy

Welcome to Keilir Aviation Academy – the leading flight training organization in Iceland. If you ever dreamt of becoming a professional pilot, aircraft engineer, cabin crew or air traffic controller, Keilir Aviation Academy is here to help you achieve that goal. We aim to deliver the highest quality training at competitive prices – offering great value for our students. Our graduates come from all over the world, and as a student at Keilir Aviation Academy, you will become part of an international training environment. After graduating from one of our programs you will have gained the attitude, professionalism and skills required for a successful aviation career.

Below are a few of our milestones:

Keilir Aviation Academy

  • 2008 - Founded.

<li>2012 - More than 40 international students.</li> <li>2014 - First flight school in Iceland to offer integrated pilot training.</li> <li>2014 - 7 aircraft and 1 full motion Redbird MCX simulator.</li> <li>2016 - MCC course on full-motion Boeing 757 simulator.</li> <li>2016 - Fleet expands to a total of 10 Diamond aircraft.</li>

Keilir Aviation Academy in Iceland, founded in 2008, offers professional pilot training and a range of study programes within the aviation industry. With experienced staff, an inspiring flying environment and state-of-the-art aircraft we provide the ideal place to jump-start your aviation career. We are an approved ATO in accordance with European EASA regulations, and our students graduate with EASA licenses.

At Keilir Aviation Academy you are close to unspoiled nature and Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland – a city famous for its vibrant cultural and social scene. When in Iceland you will never be far from some of the most exciting and unique places in the world - no matter if you are flying or enjoying a day off.

Keilir Aviation Academy

Our location at Keflavik International Airport provides numerous opportunities for field trips and visits to the businesses that operate in the immediate surroundings. Past students have visited Boeing and Airbus aircraft under periods of crosswind testing as well as military aircraft patrolling Icelandic airspace. Iceland is ideal for various aircraft manufacturers to conduct test flights because of its unique challenges such as the high wind velocities. Throughout the course seminars are held – led by guest lecturers from various sectors of the aviation industry.

About the Health Academy

Keilir Health Academy is one of four schools within Keilir. Its goal is to provide outstanding education in the field of health, coaching and guiding. The Icelandic name of the school is "Ithrotta Academia Keilis", abbreviated IAK.

Keilir Health Academy offers exceptional programs in personal training, strength and conditioning and an adventure guide education in cooperation with Thompson River University in Canada. It also offers annually number of workshops and continuing education courses for professionals in the sports, health and fitness industry.

Keilir GroupFive programs are offered at Keilir Health Academy:

  • IAK Personal Trainer (ÍAK einkaþjálfari) - taught in Icelandic
  • IAK Strength and Conditioning Coach (ÍAK styrktarþjálfari) - taught in Icelandic and English
  • Nordic Personal Training Certification - accredited training taught purely online in English
  • Adventure Guide Studies (Adventure Sports Certification) in cooperation with Thompson Rinvers University in Canada - taught entirely in English
  • School of Podiatry

Keilir Group Health

The IAK Personal Training Program is designed to graduate personal trainers equipped with extensive knowledge on client care, movement analyzing, goal setting, program design and applied strength training for the general population.

The IAK Strength and Conditioning Program is an unique programthat graduates coaches with strong foundation in performance testing and movement analyzing, goal setting, program design and applied strength training for strength coaches. The course applies theory into practice and is appropriate for ambitious trainers who want to specialize in human performance for professional athletes.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Icelandic

This school also offers:


Keilir Academy in Iceland

Adventure Guide Studies is an eight-month university program in Iceland focusing adventure sports and the adventure industry with extensive time on field activity courses ... [+]

Adventure Guide Program

Overview Thompson Rivers University in Canada offers - in cooperation with Keilir Health Academy in Iceland - an eight-month unniversity program for Adventure Guides. The Adventure Sport Certificate program is an introduction to adventure sports and the adventure industry with extensive time on field activity courses and compressed and modularized classroom course instruction. This is the ideal program for entry-level adventure students and students wishing to explore their career interest in adventure-related fields. The Adventure Sport Certificate is a 60-credit (eight-month) intensive education building on local and international expertise within the field and using the unique and accessible natural environment in Iceland as a practical class room.... [-]

Iceland Reykjavík
August 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
8 - 8 months
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Keilir Academy in Iceland

The Integrated Professional Pilot Program is designed for students with no or limited previous experience. It is a highly structured and comprehensive program that focuse ... [+]

Integrated Professional Pilot Program (PPP)

The Integrated Professional Pilot Program at Keilir Aviation Academy is designed for students with no or limited previous experience. It is a highly structured and comprehensive program that focuses on your goal of becoming a First Officer with an airline such as Icelandair, Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian or Ryanair.

The duration of the program is approximately 20 months and requires a high level of discipline and motivation. Upon completion you can be certain to have gained the skills and attitude required to succeed as a future airline pilot.

The Integrated Professional Pilot Program consists of both theoretical and practical training, designed to help you achieve your dream profession within the shortest period of time. The flight training is composed of five phases with theoretical training taking place simultaneously, and in between, periods of flight training.... [-]

Iceland Reykjavík
January 2020
English (US)
Full time
24 - 24 months
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