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July 2-8, 2023
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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 2023 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 the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa and one of the 25 wonders of the world. 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 Airport to Retreat Center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Led and guided by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
Spend your week relaxing in gorgeous apartment-style housing in Akureyri, Iceland. The rooms are modern, spacious, and full of all the amenities you need for a comfortable week in Iceland. Settle into your temporary home and delight in delicious Icelandic cuisine and the opportunity to explore the city of Akureyri, mere steps from away.
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 the apartments
Welcome dinner at Greifinn, in 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
Lunch on the island of Hrisey
Afternoon soak in hot tubs next to the nearby beach
Hike to Uppsalahnjúkur 3,280 feet
Visit Lake Mývatn volcanic area
Games of Thrones tour with the Blue Lagoon of the North
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
Lunch in Hauganes
Afternoon at nearby beach and hot tub soak
Return to Akureyri Airport
*Schedule subject to change
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
July 2-8, 2023 REGISTER NOW!
Register early as these programs tend to fill quickly!
A $350 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Iceland” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.
*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 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.
In order to pay and register, choose the trip you would like to attend, then click the “REGISTER NOW” icon above. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
- 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?
The programs are open to anyone 18 years and older. Most participants are 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 to. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these types 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 to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
You will be booking your flights for the Akureyri Airport (AEY).
Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines.
Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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.
Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
NSLS MEMBERS SAVE $400 OFF REGULAR PRICE OF $3,195.00
$2,795.00 for NSLS Members
$3,195.00 for Non-NSLS Members
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. 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 2023 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 for 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.
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