Based on 8 days, 7 nights flight tour for 33 passengers travelling August 2024. Subject to availability.

An untouched wilderness offers an abundance of adventure!

Where else can you venture beneath caves, hike across gleaming glaciers, ride along trails and snorkel between continents? Explore some of the world’s most unique and awe-inspiring geographical wonders on a Scouting or Guiding trip to Iceland. 

Whether you fancy the vibrant energy of contemporary hostels, the charm of cosy guesthouses, or the thrill of camping under a cosmic canopy, your accommodation options are as diverse as the landscapes you’ll discover in the Southern Coast.

You can even spend a couple of nights in the unique and wonderful city of Reykjavik. Shop for souvenirs, try some local delicacies, take in the famous sights, visit the fascinating Perlan Museum, and so much more. The best of both worlds in this unique and intriguing country! 

When you choose Venture Abroad, you choose to take all the hassle out of it. Our experts will help you narrow down the amazing choice of activities and plan your very own tailored itinerary. Scouting and Guiding activity trips to Iceland, planned your way!  

Our top tips for an Iceland adventure:


February – November


In hostels, guesthouses or camp under the stars (tents provided)


By plane

Get planning

18 – 24 months in advance


Enjoy comfort and convenience with our specially selected accomodation options. From urban hostels to cosy guest houses and a picturesque campsite under the stars, our options cater to all preferences and ensure a restful stay after a day of Icelandic adventure!


Personalise your experience with our self-catered options and enjoy the flexibility of cooking what you what, when you want!

This contemporary and comfortable hostel serves at the perfect hub for discovering Iceland’s wonders and is ideal for stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights! Just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Golden Circle route, it boasts convenience with a supermarket, restaurants, a pharmacy, post office, bus station, petrol station, swimming pool and coffee hot spots to fuel your adventures, all within walking distance. This well-equipped hostel accommodation offers multi-bedded, twin and single rooms, private and shared bathrooms, Wi-Fi, a 24/7 open kitchen for self-catering freedom and garden.


Leave all the logistics to us with our catered accommodation options!

This accommodation offers  36 bedrooms and 24 cottages in beautiful, rural surroundings. The perfect location for stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights! Dine at their restaurant, where their mission is healthy, tasty and high-quality food. And explore their playground, fishing lake and hiking trails. This accommodation has everything you need to recharge after a day of exploring Iceland’s natural wonders.

Nestled in the scenic Icelandic countryside, between Hveragerdi and Selfoss, sits Hjardabol Guesthouse. This renovated family-run farmhouse is a perfect and peaceful home away from home and only a coach ride away from restaurants, shops, and all the exciting attractions of the South Coast. There are 30 rooms, accommodating 2-8 guests, complete with private or shared bathrooms, and all guests have access to a large terrace, beautiful garden, snug lounge and two hot tubs!

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland at Skalinn Centre. Located on a hill, this accommodation provides a panoramic view of Iceland’s grand mountains, gleaming glaciers and Westman Islands. It’s rural setting lends itself perfectly to stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights! Tailored for various group sizes, their facilities offer both indoor and outdoor spaces for group activities. With 4-bed and 6-bed rooms, dining area catering, a snug lounge, expansive grounds, and spacious activity hall, every need is met.

Located in the lush neighbourhood of Laugardalur, Dalur Hostel is a quiet oasis amid Reykjavik’s vibrant pulse of colourful houses, natural wonders and outdoor activities. With a variety of room options, guests have access to a small, shared kitchen, catering, laundry, guest luggage room, TV room, spacious lounges and Wi-Fi.

Well connected with a bus route running directly outside, you’re set for adventure and Icelandic action! There’s locally roasted coffee and cake at the Play Café, a beautiful terrace and park grounds to explore. Better yet, this hostel champions sustainability – an added bonus for those exploring environmental impact in their curriculum. It holds the SWAN – the Nordic Sustainability Eco Label, and they even carbon offset your stay!

Scout Centre

A true taste of rural Iceland! Opt to camp, and you’ll be provided with all the tents and equipment to build your base.

This extensive site offers Scouting and Guiding groups a true taste of rural Iceland. Opt to camp and you’ll be provided with all the tents and equipment to build your own campsite – a great team building activity to get you started. Or self-contained, large group cabins are available for groups who would prefer indoor accommodation. Plus, enjoy the full-board basis offered at the centre which gives you more time to enjoy the wonders of Iceland in the knowledge that your group will return to a nice hot meal.

Activities and Excursions

From hiking to hot springs, from gleaming glaciers to the infamous Golden Circle, our handpicked accommodations see you nestled in the heart of rural Iceland – the catalyst behind endless excitement and adventure!

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How could your trip to Iceland look?

It’s important to remember that all our itineraries are tailor-made. There’s no fixed itinerary, every trip is different, however we know it’s helpful to see how your time away could look, so here’s a sample itinerary to get the ideas flowing.  

Day 1

Depart the UK by flight and arrive at Keflavik Airport, from where you’ll get your first glimpse of Iceland’s fantastic landscapes as you travel Úlfljótsvatn Scout Centre. Settle in and check out the on-site activities and facilities.  

Day 2

It’s time to embark on the famous Golden Circle Tour, where you’ll visit three of Iceland’s most iconic sights. Watch Strokkur Geyser erupt, see the plummeting waters of Gullfoss and discover the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Thingvellir National Park, before stopping off at the Secret Lagoon. Iceland at it’s finest! 

Day 3

Get the hiking boots on and set off on-foot exploring the amazing scenery around the centre. Spend the afternoon enjoying the on-site activities and facilities.

Day 4

Then hike across a glacier! An expert guide will take you up close to the white and blue iced rivers, point out the fascinating ice features and let you drink glacial water

Day 5

It’s time to take to the water as you embark on an Island Paddle Tour. Once back on dry land, warm up around the campfire at Úlfljótsvatn.

Day 6

Leave the centre behind and head to the city. Spend the day exploring the sights of Reykjavik, including its museums and art galleries.

Day 7

Board the boat for a whale watching excursion, before enjoying your last afternoon in Reykjavik which is the perfect opportunity to pick up some Icelandic souvenirs.

Day 8

It’s time to head to the airport for your flight home.

An itinerary like this could cost…

Based on 8 days, 7 nights flight tour for 33 passengers travelling August 2024. Subject to availability.

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This is now the third time I have used Venture Abroad, we visited Kandersteg in 2016 and Iceland in 2023. Venture Abroad are great to deal with, nothing is too much trouble and her expert help and advice is much valued. I would never consider an international trip without Venture Abroad.
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A brilliant tour operator helping bring Scout Camps alive. Having used Venture Abroad three times I can honestly say how supportive they are in bringing dreams for children alive. Very much recommend using them 🙂
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These would be recommended items to bring with you.  

The currency of Iceland is the Króna. 

Seeing the Northern Lights is never guaranteed, however you are most likely to witness the amazing natural phenomenon between September and April, rather than during the summer months.  

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Take a look at our comprehensive list of most Frequently Asked Questions.  

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