Wilderness First Responder

The NOLS Wilderness First Responder course are considered the golden standard for First Aid training in the outdoor industry and for ambitious climbers and expedition members.

Upcoming courses:

May 28th-June 6th - Available

Sept 30th-Oct 9th - Available

Tour code: IMG116

Wilderness First Responder

The Best First-Aid Education for Outdoor Professionals

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the gold standard the world over in first-aid education for outdoor professionals. We have worked with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS ) since 2015 to provide the very best first-aid education in Reykjavík, Iceland. The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios in the field where mock patients challenge you to integrate your learning. The course will run regardless of the weather. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot conditions. All courses are taught in English  by highly skilled instructors from NOLS Wilderness Medicine. We are proud to provide you with the highest quality of training and first aid education available.

Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Certification: Participants are required to pass both written and practical examinations to obtain WFR and CPR certification. Successful course completion earns you a WMI Adult & Child CPR certification and a WMI Wilderness First Responder certification.

Housing for international students is currently not available, but we are happy to assist in any way we can. Please contact [email protected] for more information on possible accommodation or practical questions. Please note that not all dates are confirmed to run.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Malarhöfði 6, Reykjavík

  • Group size

    15 - 30 participants

  • Language


  • Difficulty



    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability

    Selected Dates Year Round

  • Duration

    10 days

  • 16

    Minimum age:

    16 yrs

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Tour Highlights


  • Skilled and experienced NOLS instructors
  • Great classroom facilities and equipment
  • Professional First Aid certification recognized all over the world

Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Food during the course