July 3 – July 9, 2022
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Over the past decade, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunities around the world. This year we are heading to Iceland for a week of adventure, culture, and leadership in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.
You are invited to join us for a 2022 trip to Iceland! In Iceland’s second-largest city and “capital of the north,” Akureyri is a great base for touring the rugged northern coastline. Activities will include hiking in some of the local fjords and spectacular cliffs, while marveling at the rich birdlife. You will have the opportunity to venture to volcanic lava fields and experience one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls, Goðafoss. We will follow the Humpback and Blue whales by boat on a whale watching tour and have a relaxing soak afterward, in hot tubs on the scenic beach nearby. You will also be able to visit Mývatn geothermal spa (Blue Lagoon of the North). In early summer, the sight of the sun on the horizon at midnight is like no other. Experience the unique culture and share once-in-a-lifetime experiences with fellow travelers who will soon become friends for life.
Every day of your trip will be filled with incredible opportunities to explore the local culture and immerse yourself in outdoor adventures. There will also be opportunities to be of service to the local community. Between the adventures, there will be time to learn more about what it means to be an international student leader and to explore and learn more about yourself. In a time in which our world is becoming more and more of a global community, come be a part of the bridge of support by taking part in this incredible cultural immersion, adventure, and leadership trip.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Akureyri Airport to Program Center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Led and guided by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
Nestled at the base of some of Iceland’s dramatic mountains, Akureyri is an ideal location to experience the beauty and peace of Iceland. While staying at this retreat center, you can look forward to delicious meals, have opportunity to hike and explore the local wilderness, soak in geothermal nature pools, experience local villages, and take personal time to simply relax!
Shared accommodations are 2-3 people per room of the same gender. Bathrooms are shared co-ed dorm-style. Private rooms with shared co-ed dorm-style bathrooms are occasionally available for an extra fee on a first-come, first-serve basis.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE
- Outdoor geothermal swimming pool and hot tubs
- Whale watching
- Woodland walks
- Hiking and climbing
- Tours of local villages
- Waterfall expedition
- Trip to lava fields
-Arrival to Akureyri Airport and check into Program Center
-Visit Kaffi Ilmur, one of the oldest houses in beautiful downtown Akureyri
-Tour the west coast of Eyjafjörður
-Take the Sævar ferry to the small island Hrísey located in the fjord
-Hike along spectacular cliffs while birdwatching
-Afternoon soak in hot tubs next to the nearby beach
-Hike to Mount Súlur (3979 feet above sea level)
-Service project (to be determined)
-Visit Lake Mývatn volcanic area
-Hike the green pseudocraters of Skútustaðir
-Mystical lava towers of Dimmuborgir
-Explore Námaskarð geothermal area
-Krafla volcano visit
–Mývatn geothermal spa (Blue Lagoon of the North)
-Morning exploration in Akureyri
-Visit the fishing village, Hauganes
-Whale watching tour
-Afternoon at nearby beach and hot tub soak
Return to Akureyri Airport
*Schedule subject to change due to COVID-19
WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ON ANOTHER TRUE NATURE /NSLS SERVICE AND ADVENTURE PROGRAM TO ICELAND
For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of effects it has on one’s growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Iceland until you return home from your journey.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST TRUE NATURE/NSLS TRIP
This week was an excellent balance of work and play. I loved that I was able to give back to both the community and the environment. I loved the environmental sustainability aspect and feel that I learned a lot that I can bring back to my own country and habits. I wasn’t expecting so much sightseeing and learning of the country and the people and culture, but I loved this aspect so much. I expected very little and came into the trip very unaware of what was going to be in store, but I felt that that uncertainty made the trip that much more impactful and fulfilling. It was an education, eye-opening, heart-opening, soul-searching, beautiful experience.
This trip was amazing! I got so much more than what I was expecting. The service work was absolutely humbling and put many things in perspective. The group I was in was amazing and I feel like we all bonded as a family. Thank you for this opportunity!
-Celina Rea Mende
Don’t let your fears guide you! Trust others and expand upon yourself. Look up & enjoy your life; it goes very fast. Smile often & you will feel changes in and around you. Every penny of this trip was worth it! Muchas Gracias!
-Briana Young, Valdosta, GA
PAYMENT AND ONLINE REGISTRATION
*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people.
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE.
*** A $35.00 Non-refundable Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.
Register early as these programs fill quickly to fill quickly!
Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with lots of important and helpful information (including payment schedule).
July 3 – July 9, 2022 – REGISTER NOW!
- Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable
- 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit and the $35 registration fee
- 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable
- True Nature is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates
ALUMNI AND NON-NSLS MEMBERS
NSLS Alumni and Non-NSLS Members are also welcome on the trip. If you or someone you know would like to join us please let us know.
Non-members will have to pay the full tuition price and also agree to the True Nature / Code of Conduct for the trip. Alumni are eligible for the discount.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?
While the programs are open to all ages, most of the people are of college age and traveling abroad for the first time. Our international programs are opportunities to put into practice the values and mission of True Nature which include service, leadership, adventure, and mindfulness. If you have an interest in the program, have an adventurous spirit, a desire to experience a different culture and a willingness to participate in group activities then you are welcome to join our programs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more Once you have registered, we will send you these materials. In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions. If you have other questions, you can always write us at email@example.com so we can support you.
You will be booking your flights for the Akureyri airport (AEY).
All participants are responsible for booking and paying for their international flight, their transport between the international and domestic airports, and their domestic flights.
Participants fly into Akureyri Airport (AEY). Most international flights arrive at the Reykjavík–Keflavík International Airport (KEF) and then you take a domestic flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport (RKV) to Akureyri Airport (AEY).
Our True Nature representative and the group shuttle will meet you at the Akureyri Airport (AEY).
True Nature Education has a Travel Agent partner that will be happy to help you book your flights; their contact info and details can be found below. The recommended flight arrival and departure windows are listed in the Confirmation letter that you will receive upon signing up. Before booking tickets please contact us to be sure group minimums have been reached.
BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT FOR THE BEST PRICE POSSIBLE!
True Nature and Lets U Travel have partnered together to provide you with the best airfare rate for your upcoming trip. Identify yourself as a True Nature participant and let the agent know which trip you are on. Click here for more details.
Toll-free phone number: 1-866-291-7809
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
NSLS MEMBERS SAVE $350 OFF REGULAR PRICE OF $2980!
$2630 for NSLS Members
$2980 for Non-NSLS Members
Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 which includes the $35 Payment Processing Fee will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature Education is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2022 program, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350 less the $35 non-refundable registration fee) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*The deadline to cancel and receive a credit for your deposit is 120 days before the trip date. This offer is not valid to new registrations after this date.
True Nature Education is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.