Camping in Iceland holiday for 18-29s

Small group camping trip for 18 - 29yr olds. Enjoy a week of hiking, camping, waterfalls, glaciers and untold thermal activity.
Reykjavik Golden Circle Hvolsvöllur Valley Thorsmörk National Park South Coast Gerdi Skaftafell National Park Jökulsarlon Solheimasandur
Price
£1135To£1175excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Small group
Reviews
More info
Single supplement £85.
Make enquiry

Description of Camping in Iceland holiday for 18-29s

This week of camping in Iceland invites travellers to become one with nature, literally, as you explore on foot and by 4-wheel drive vehicle, and sleep under the stars within some of the most incredible volcanic landscapes on the planet.

Anyone aged from 18 to 30 will love this small group trip as there’s a real sense of camaraderie and adventure with friendships forged over the course of a week but lasting a lifetime in magical memories.

From the hillsides of Hvolsvollur and the glacial hues of Vatnajokull to the spurting Strokkur Geyser and a couple of nights out in quirky Reykjavik; this is one camping holiday you won’t want to miss.

Map

Price information

£1135To£1175excluding flights
Single supplement £85.
Make enquiry

Check dates, prices & availability

Travel guides

Iceland small group
There are several reasons why the majority of our holidays in Iceland are small group tours. Mainly because one of the most responsible ways to travel...
Under 30s
Move aside Ayia Napa and Sunny Beach; this under 30s travel guide proves that you don’t have to follow the college crowd to the Med or Mexico during y...

Reviews

1 Reviews of Camping in Iceland holiday for 18-29s

5 out of 5 stars
SHOW
1
0
0
0
0

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Liaising and socialising with people of my own age

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Bring a warm sleeping bag regardless of the time of year

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We partook in a tree planting exercise and were informed on the dangers of global warming and the effects it had on the local glaciers so had an opportunity to get involved in environmental activities

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


An excellent and insightful holiday with great people and a very professional yet approachful guide

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

In Iceland we only use locally owned and run guesthouses or the camping grounds on their property. When travelling the Icelandic countryside, we tend to stay in the camp grounds of converted farm houses, some of which are still working farms such as horse farms. Our stay contributes to the local economy and helps the families living in this pretty inhospitable terrain.

Our camp ground in the Hvolsvollur Valley is a leader in responsible tourism and sustainability. It’s a working family farm comprising of around 300 hectares. About 30 cows, 30 horses, 80 sheep, plenty of ducks, rabbits and goats are kept here, as well as landnámshænan, a rare ancient Icelandic chicken. All the animals on the farm are free-range but have access to a house in winter. Berries, turnips and potatoes are also grown here, and all the farm’s produce is used in the hotel restaurant. The guesthouse is committed to their sustainability policy, and the accommodation and restaurant are eco-labelled by the Nordic Swan. Since the arrival of the first settlers in Iceland, deforestation has taken place to make space for pastures and overgrazing has led to soil erosion. The farm owners then had the idea of starting a tree planting project on their land to contribute to lowering CO2 and counteracting the soil erosion problem. Our travellers have the opportunity to join the effort and head out into the surrounding hills to plant trees themselves, which is an included activity we offer on this trip.

We shower in farmhouses as majority of households in Iceland use geothermal water or water heated up by using renewable hydropower which is developed sustainably.

We help to keep the terrain pristine while camping. We leave campsites clean, take a bit extra time to clean up a spot, dispose waste properly, emphasize on waste sorting and recycling, use reusable containers and water bottles and drink tap water or refill water bottles in a stream.
On this Iceland trip we use a private minibus throughout. However, our local operator has recently purchased a brand-new fleet of vehicles all of which meet the European emission standards.

People

All our Iceland trips are run by our local Destination Management Company (or DMC), which is based out of Reykjavik. They share our values in terms of responsible travel and relay this onto our leaders who impart their wisdom on our travellers. Our DMC is run by locals and employs mostly local Icelandic leaders.

Many of the areas surrounding Reykjavik receive large numbers of day-trippers, mainly staying on cruise ships. This style of travel doesn’t benefit the local communities living in the countryside, which is why our itinerary takes the road less travelled. Staying in local camp grounds brings benefits and understanding of adventure tourism to the locals.

Iceland is experiencing a tourism boom and travelling in a small group means we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. As such this small group tour is limited to a maximum of 16 participants.

Popular similar holidays

Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

From £1959 21 days excluding flights

Tour through the best of Southern Europe in 3 weeks

Central Europe rail tour, 15 days

Central Europe rail tour, 15 days

From £1369 15 days excluding flights

An exciting trip around the continent's fairytale cities

Small group tour in Thailand

Small group tour in Thailand

From £649 - £1299 18 days including domestic flights only

The best of Thailand in 9, 12 or 18 days