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.”

Highlights

Reykjavik | Golden Circle | Hvolsvöllur Valley | Thorsmörk National Park | South Coast | Gerdi | Skaftafell National Park | Jökulsarlon | Solheimasandur |

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.

Travel Team

If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. The Travel Team.

01273 823 700 Calling from outside the UK?

Map

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
25 Aug 2019
£1190
£1071
excluding flights
Full
 
08 Sep 2019
£1190
£1071
excluding flights
On Request
Click here to enquire about or book the 08 Sep 2019 departure
21 Jun 2020
£1100
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Jun 2020 departure
12 Jul 2020
£1100
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 12 Jul 2020 departure
26 Jul 2020
£1100
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 26 Jul 2020 departure
09 Aug 2020
£1100
£990
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 09 Aug 2020 departure
23 Aug 2020
£1100
£990
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Aug 2020 departure
06 Sep 2020
£1100
£990
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Sep 2020 departure
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Camping in Iceland holiday for 18-29s

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

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.

Community

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

Croatia adventure holiday

Croatia adventure holiday

Explore Croatia's cities, coastlines and National Parks

From £839 9 days excluding flights

Italy by rail holiday with a stop in Paris

Italy by rail holiday with a stop in Paris

Experience the best of La Dolce Vita by rail

From £1589 - £2499 22 days including Eurostar

Vietnam tour for under 30s

Vietnam tour for under 30s

All the best that Vietnam has to offer on this 11-day tour

From £508 - £630 11 days excluding flights

Trans Siberian rail tour for 18-35

Trans Siberian rail tour for 18-35

Want to hit the highlights without breaking the bank

From £1355 - £1635 13 days excluding flights

Convert currencies