June 30 – July 6, 2024
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Are you wanting to take your leadership skills to another level and travel internationally? Are you wanting to explore the world and change lives, including your own? Are you wanting to learn what it means to be a Global Ambassador? If so, this is a trip for you!
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 2024 trip to Iceland, the “Land of Fire and Ice”!! In Iceland’s second-largest city and “capital of the north,” Akureyri is a great base for touring the incredible northern coastline. Activities will include hiking in some of the local fjords and spectacular hills, 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, the Blue Lagoon of the North, an incredible geothermal spa. 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. 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, learn what it means to be a global ambassador 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 the venue
- All excursions and activities 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 center, you can look forward to delicious meals, have the opportunity to hike and explore the local wilderness, soak in geothermal nature pools, experience local villages, and take personal time to simply relax!
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE
- Soaking and Swimming in geothermal swimming pools and hot tubs
- Whale Watching Expedition
- Woodland and Glacier Walks
- Hiking and climbing
- Tours of local villages
- Waterfall expedition
- Trip to the Mývatn Lava Fields
Day 1 – Arrival Day
- Velkominn! Welcome to Iceland!
- Arrival at Akureyri airport, transfer to hotel in Akureyri, 10 mins.
- check into rooms.
- Welcome dinner in Akureyri
DAY 2 – Celebration of Mother Earth
- Mother Earth Day – Tour of Botanical Gardens
- Ice Cream on the Farm
DAY 3 – Hrisey Island
- 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
DAY 4 – Game of Thrones
- Games of Thrones tour with the Blue Lagoon of the North
- Goðafoss Waterfall
- 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)
DAY 5 – Mountain Hike
- Hike to Uppsalahnjúkur 3,280 feet. Amazing views of the area.
DAY 6 – Whale Watching
- Morning exploration in Akureyri
- Visit the fishing village, Hauganes
- Whale watching tour
- Lunch in Hauganes
- Closing Circle
DAY 7 – Departure Day
- Bless og takk fyrir komuna! Goodbye and thank you for visiting!
- Return to Akureyri Airport
- Wishing you Smooth and Safe Travels Home
*Tentative Schedule Subject to Change
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 below. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
June 30 – July 6, 2024 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
NSLS 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 – 55 years old. 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.
We recommend that participants are in good physical condition. We will be exploring and hiking on uneven pathways and up and down hills. It is important to us that all participants are aware of the conditions so they can feel as comfortable as possible.
For your well-being, and that of the group, we ask all participants to disclose any existing medical conditions or limitations on the registration form.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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 trip has met its minimum. 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.
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 $3,895
$3,495 for NSLS Members
$3,895 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. The remaining balance is usually split up into 3 payments. The payment schedule will be sent to you in the Confirmation Letter (once you register).
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.