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Úlfljótsvatn, Iceland

*prices based on a minimum 30 passengers per departure

A trip to Iceland is the ultimate adventure for your group. Explore the world’s most diverse and unique geographical landscapes as you hike the great white ice glaciers, ride the rivers on a thrilling white water rafting course, take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon and get up close to the iconic landmarks that make this country so special.

Touch down on Iceland’s magnificent landscapes of volcanic mountains, gushing geysers, glistening glaciers and waterfalls galore and let your young adventurers experience the wonders of this magnificent country. Here is a place where natural beauties are never ending and adventure is always waiting...

Activities

Our Team's Top Activity...

  • Glacier Hiking
  • Get up close to the stunning glaciers that make up Iceland’s scenery as you embark on a leisurely walk on the white and blue ice. Your guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, like crampons and ice axes, and you will explore water cauldrons, waterways and other ice features throughout the day.

Our Team's Top Excursion...

  • The Golden Circle
  • This tour is one of the most popular excursions, to a landscape of highland plateaus, waterfalls, geysers, bubbling hot-springs, farmland and geological phenomena. It features the essence of Iceland, including natural wonders such as the Geyser hot spring and Gullfoss, the majestic waterfall.

Other Activities and Excursions Include...

  • The Golden Circle Tour
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • White water rafting
  • Canoeing
  • Horse riding
  • Rock climbing
  • Capital city of Reykjavik
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Whale watching
  • Gulfoss waterfall Great Geyser
  • Frisbee golf
  • Boating
  • Obstacle course
Meals

Prices are based on a self-catering option.

Full board option: The centre offers an excellent full board option which includes three good meals per day and gives greater flexibility when planning your activities.

Reykjavik Option

Spend 2 nights’ in Iceland’s vibrant, energetic capital, Reykjavik, and take the time to explore this wonderful city. Go whale watching or catch the Puffin Express Boat to experience the amazing sight of hundreds of puffins all on one island*. Discover for yourself the striking landmarks, beautiful buildings and intriguing sculptures which are dotted throughout the city.

*seasonal excursions

Prices
Depart
UK
Accommodation Board
Basis
Day /
Nights
Price
(pp)
July & August 2018 Tents Self Catering 8/7 £565

What's Included

  • ATOL protected return flights from London Gatwick with Iceland Express
  • One piece of checked hold baggage per person, subject to airline weight and dimension restrictions
  • One piece of hand baggage per person, subject to airline weight and dimension restrictions
  • Low-Cost airline check-in, baggage fees and other charges (excluding excess baggage)
  • All government and third party taxes and charges
  • Return coach airport transfers in Iceland
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in Venture Abroad tents on a self-catering basis at Úlfljótsvatn Scout Centre
  • Tents set up prior to your arrival at the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Centre
  • Full tour and itinerary planning
  • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
  • Luggage labels for the group plus payment cards on request
  • VAT (at current rate) on tour operator’s margin (non-reclaimable)
  • No currency surcharges (guaranteed upon confirmation of booking)
  • The reassurance of an externally audited safety management system and the security of our 24-hour emergency contact service throughout your tour

Every group will receive our brand new Fun Files Booklet free of charge – find out more!

Please note that we can be flexible on the above dates, contact us for a tailor-made quotation.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the UK for Keflavik airport. From here, it’s just a 2 hour drive to Ulfljótsvatn Scout Centre.

Day 2: Your first day in Iceland and what better way to familiarise yourselves with the area than with a full day hiking, 15km deep into the mountains! A soak in a hot spring eases those aching muscles before you’re guided back to camp for a well deserved night’s sleep.

Day 3: Spend the day at the Scout Centre taking advantage of the many activities on offer; obstacle courses, Frisbee golf or a climbing wall.

Day 4: Hop on your coach for one of the most popular excursions; the Golden Circle Tour. Here you’ll witness plateaus, waterfalls, geysirs, bubbling hot-springs, farmland and geological phenomena – all that Iceland is famous for!

Day 5: Put yourselves in the capable hands of the Scout Centre staff as they lead you on the Reykjavik Triple Play for a full day exploring the city. Jump on board a ferry and listen for the shout ‘whale ahoy’ on a whale watching safari before spending the day exploring the many activities on offer in the capital city.

Day 6: It’s back to the water as you grab your canoes and paddle across Lake Úlfljótsvatn. A brief stop at Hrutey Island lets you stretch your legs before continuing to Steingrimsstod. Leaving your canoes behind you’ll hike to a nearby cave where, with the help of an expert instructor and climbing gear, you’ll pass the entrance of the cave. It’s then back to the canoes for your return trip.

Day 7: More than 11% of Iceland is covered by glaciers, so grab your crampons and ice axes and get out exploring them! Your guide will take you up close to the white and blue iced rivers pointing out features such as water cauldrons and waterways and even letting you drink some of the glacial water, naturally chilled and good enough to bottle - this is an experience like no other!

Day 8: The last day of your tour and there’s just time to visit the mineral rich mud found at the Blue Lagoon before continuing to the airport to return home.

Your base is the hub of Icelandic Scouting where you’ll find yourselves in the depths of Iceland’s wilderness on the shores of the spectacular Lake Úlfljótsvatn. From here, exciting adventures await! The Scout Centre has accommodation in two indoor huts as well as campsite space for which all tents and cooking facilities are provided for your group.

 

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