Adventures for uniformed groups
Taking a uniformed group away on an international adventure is a great experience for all involved. The many opportunities that these trips offer for boys and girls, young men and women and their leaders include the chance to gain confidence, learn leadership skills, volunteer, meet new people and become more independent.
From experience we know that as an adult leader, planning an international trip requires a significant commitment in terms of time and energy! The benefits of overseas travel are huge and we are fully committed to working alongside you, the unpaid volunteer to make it all happen for you, your leaders and your group.
WHAT CAN WE DO IN ICELAND?
How long have you got? Our adventures include winter and summer programmes for groups from 12 to 40+ in size, as well as more specific trips such as those for the Queen’s Guide.
Typically, you’d spend about 5 in Iceland based in the south of the country seeing the classic highlights of the Golden Circle, South Shore and Reykjavik and see the geyser ‘Strokkur’ and experience walking on a glacier in crampons. Longer trips have included a summer journey across the highlands, horse riding adventures and service projects.
What makes your adventure special however is the twist that we’ll encourage you to include to make a great trip into a wow adventure. Iceland has plenty of experiences and doable challenges to enjoy that you won’t get at home so something geothermal, icy, dark, underground or creative. Apart from understanding how planning your trips works, we also know how inventive leaders are when it comes to unusual themes and challenges for trips abroad.
WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL?
You can rely on being warm, comfortable, safe and well fed during your stay. Where you stay depends on what you want to do, your group and the time of year. You may prefer to unpack only once, contrast a stay in Reykjavik with time in the countryside or perhaps spend a night under canvas.
As far as travelling is concerned, we’ll suggest a range of options to fit with your choice of programme, group size and age and the time of year that you are in Iceland.
Your safety comes first and, with that, full enjoyment for everyone involved. This means that we will take the time to find out about the expectations of the group, their abilities and their limitations. Within any group these will vary, so we ensure that each person is included and considered when discussing and planning the aims and challenges of the trip.
All activities are risk assessed in line with your own requirements. We welcome and are able to cater for a range of accessibility requirements, please ask us more about this so that we can offer as inclusive an adventure as possible.
- Introductory ideas to help leaders pre-select a variety of adventures from which their group can choose
- Sensibly-priced itineraries to meet your budget
- Flexible mix of activity, craft and challenge to choose from
- Opportunities to work on a service project during your stay
- Presentation materials for your parents
- Fund-raising plans to help with the costs, or the extras
- Budget planning over a period of 1-2 years
- Package of introductory activities for meetings
- Thorough understanding of, and help with, completing the paperwork
- An activity pack for day and evening use
- The services of a tour guide with a current International Licence (if required)
As a member of the Travel Trust Association (TTA), Iceland Traveller provides 100% protection for client funds and a financial guarantee. It does this through the use of a Trustee bank account into which all client monies are deposited, and through the production of a financial guarantee certificate that is issued at the time of booking. If we book your flights, you will also be protected by our ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence), a national scheme operated by the Civil Aviation Authority which offers protection when you book a holiday with a UK travel company that includes flights as part of the package.
Want to know more? Please complete our group enquiry form to start the ball rolling. If you have questions you’d like to ask you can contact our own specialist here. We look forward to hearing from you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
“We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you for organising it so well. We loved Iceland and the people. We were warned about a virus that made you addicted to the place and we are!”
“A trip of a lifetime! Prior to going, I felt confident about our holiday into the unknown as you were so confident yourself and full of so much information, tips etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we were there we had such a brilliant time doing really different activities we’d never tried before and seeing such interesting geographical features in stunning surroundings. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
“Christmas this year was spent in Iceland as a family having a trip of a lifetime – amazing. Our private guide made it so special – she made us feel safe (no mean feat on the icy roads that would be closed in the UK and in an isolated, magical cave in the darkness), comfortable and really special – she did everything to give us the most amazing time, nothing was too much for her and she made it all great fun. We did/saw/experienced everything we expected and more. It was all even better than we could ever have imagined.”
“Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided, we will definitely tell our friends and family about Iceland Traveller.”
“Iceland Traveller organised our trip from start to finish and it was truly remarkable. Everything was thought of! We had the most amazing five days in Iceland and I would recommend your company to anyone who wanted to travel there.”
"It was an incredible holiday. I really feel like if I never get the chance to go to Iceland again I have actually "seen" a part of Iceland."
"Very powerful to be up on the glacier!"
“Brilliant adventure and highly recommended. Travellers must be prepared to change activities depending on ambient weather!”
“The six of us were welcomed by our guide at the airport. We were impressed with the itinerary, both the fantastic craft activities and the quantity of things we did, we did not waste a moment. We had a great guide, she is experienced and listened to what we wanted to do, she was also great company.”
"Our favourite day was the guided day - getting off the beaten track and doing something not everyone has done - lying in our own private hot spring."
"We were all happy - from 75 to 18 years old - which is rare! Everything had been organised so efficiently that our trip was easy and meant we could enjoy every minute."
"Another superbly well organised trip, we really enjoyed it and so did all the girls."
“We had a fantastic time in Iceland and we thoroughly enjoyed all the tours you kindly organised for us. What an amazing place, the transfer driver was right – we have caught the Iceland virus and will definitely go back at some point!!” We loved it, a weekend was just too short.”
“It was extremely good value for money and one of the most enjoyable holidays I have had. Thank you.”
“As Iceland novices we relied on Julia to put together a four-day package and itinerary for February based on our vaguely expressed preferences. She didn't disappoint. There was just the correct mix of travel, sightseeing, fabulous accommodation and great dining. Couldn't ask for more. The trip went like clockwork, from being greeted at the airport and taken to the Blue Lagoon, to the hire car delivered to our hotel in Reykjavik, to the restaurant bookings, to the glacier walk ...... etc. We had a wonderful time and can heartily recommend Iceland and Iceland Traveller. We will definitely be back for more."