Skill level: 3

Floristry is a work-related study program at the secondary school level. The program provides students with basic knowledge in work related to floral arrangements that are used for various occasions and teaches them to know and work with the most common styles. Students gain insight into the operation of florist shops and learn to display products in shops. In addition, the treatment of cut flowers and the most common potted plants is taught.

The duration of study is three years, including 60 weeks of vocational training.


Floristry studies are taught at the Agricultural University of Iceland at Reykir in Ölfus.


Applicants must have completed three to four semesters of secondary school and be 18 years of age or older. It is also permitted to admit students who have reached the age of 25 and have experience in the relevant subject, but do not have a formal education at the secondary school level. Job experience may be assessed as part of pre-school education at the secondary school level, and this is examined on a case-by-case basis.

It is assumed that the applicant has completed 12 weeks of vocational training at a vocational training center approved by the school, before starting studies at the school.

The program has been credit-worthy at the Student Education Fund (Menntasjóður námsmanna).
Trade unions often provide scholarships for study. Get more information from your union.


The program is divided into four semesters at the Vocational and Continuing Education Department of the Agricultural University of Iceland at Reykir in Ölfus and a 60-week internship. Vocational training takes place under the guidance of a vocational training teacher at a recognized vocational training place.

After graduation

After graduation, students get the job title of horticulturist or florist.

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